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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Fishermen relax on the beach at Fort Fisher
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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Alternate between nearly six miles of pristine beach and trails through salt marsh brimming with wildlife at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, a park touching both the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River. Development on this protected shoreline is limited to a visitor center and related facilities and boardwalks that attract birders and photographers. Loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers and other rare species nest along the sandy shore. The park is popular for surf fishing, and four-wheel-drive vehicles are allowed seasonally with required permits. On this tip of Pleasure Island, visitors will also find a state aquarium, Civil War-era historic site and a boating ramp and paddling launch nearby.

 

Nearby Attractions
Battleship NC
Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson SHS
NC Maritime Museum at Southport
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Carolina Beach State Park
Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Contact:

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure BeachNC 28449
Phone910-458-5798
fort.fisher@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 33.953400
Longitude: -77.929000

Park Hours:

November, December, January, February: 8am - 6pm
March and October: 8am - 7pm
April, May, September: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park gate is closed and locked at park closing time.
(See below for Four-Wheel Drive gate access)

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily
Open most state holidays

Four-Wheel-Drive Beach Access
Sept. 15 - March 31
24 hours a day
All other times:
closes 30 minutes before the park

Pedestrian beach access
24 hours a day