Fort Fisher State Recreation Area will re-open on Friday, September 21st at 8am. The trail will remain closed as it has sustained significant damage. The four wheel drive gate is not working properly, park visitors will still need to purchase a permit in the park office. Staff have removed lots of safety hazards and debris from the beach, but if you notice a safety concern please notify park staff immediately.Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is located in New Hanover County five miles south of Carolina Beach. From Raleigh, take Interstate 40 east. After approximately 122 miles, the interstate turns into NC 132. Continue south on NC 132, driving through Wilmington. US 421 joins NC 132; continue south on US 421. Follow US 421 through the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Turn left into the state recreation area on Loggerhead Road. Parking and the visitor's center are to the left. The recreation area may also be reached from Brunswick County via the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry, which crosses the Cape Fear River. After exiting the ferry, turn right onto Loggerhead Road. Parking and the visitor's center are to the left.
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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
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)
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