1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
GPS: 33.953400, -77.929000
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
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Program titles include Shell Stroll, Turtle Talk, Salt Marsh Exploration, Bird Hike and Surf Fishing Basics. Check the Events calendar for more information.
To arrange a special exploration of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area for your group or class, contact the park office.
Educational materials about Fort Fisher State Recreation Area have been developed for grades 4-6 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Fort Fisher program introduces students to the habitat and life history of colonial-nesting coastal birds. The program also focuses on endangered, threatened and special-concern bird species. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.