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1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

910-458-5798
fort.fisher@ncparks.gov

 

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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)

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

Scheduled events

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Join park staff for a presentation about sea turtles. We will discuss what species we see here at Fort Fisher, basic biology, and what we do to help with conservation efforts. 
 

Please call 910-458-5798 to make reservations

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/15/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Exhibit Room

Join park staff as we hike the basin trail through maritime forest, back dune, and salt marsh habitat. The trail is approximately two miles and will pass the historic World War II bunker. We will take many stops along the way to learn about all the plants and animals that call this area home!  It is Year of the Snake for State Parks so we will be sure to talk about the local snakes found here.  Don't forget to bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. 
 

Call 910-458-5798 to make reservations.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Exhibit Room

Join park staff for a presentation about sea turtles. We will discuss what species we see here at Fort Fisher, basic biology, and what we do to help with conservation efforts. 
 

Please call 910-458-5798 to make reservations

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/29/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Exhibit Room

Come start the year off right and join us at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area for a 1 mile hike.  Please dress for the weather.  Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Friendly dogs are welcome but they must be leashed at all times.

 

Please call 910-458-5798 to register for the hike.

Date of Event:
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Exhibit Room