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Fishermen relax on the beach at Fort Fisher
Current status of park facilities   

The Basin Trail is open.

The 4WD beach is open. Staff are selling Annual Passes ($90) and day passes on-site at the park.

Pedestrian beach is open. The park office is open, but the exhibit room remains closed. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter buildings.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 5, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Fort Fisher State Recreation Area


Contact the park
 

910-458-5798

fort.fisher@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Park office

1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

GPS: 33.9534, -77.9290
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • April to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • Park gate is closed and locked at park closing time. Please see below for four-wheel-drive gate access.
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Open most state holidays
     

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  • September 15 to
    March 31:

    24 hours a day
     
  • April to May:
    8:00am to 7:30pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 8:30pm
     
  • September 1 to 14:
    8:00am to 7:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open year-round:
    24 hours a day
     

 

 

 

Area information

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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