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Basin Trail

Fishermen relax on the beach at Fort Fisher
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Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am

Basin Trail

Basin Trail at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
The trail meanders through the marsh allowing hikers a chance to view sound-side flora and fauna and the Maritime Forest.
Trail Location: 
Trail starts at the Visitor Center
Trail Point of Interest: 
The trail passes the WWII bunker and ends at an observation deck, which is a great location for bird watching.
Trail Length: 
1.10 miles
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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure BeachNC 28449
Latitude: 33.953400
Longitude: -77.929000

Park Hours:

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

Park gate is closed and locked at park closing time.
From March 15th to September 15th the 4-wheel-drive beach access gate closes 30 minutes before park.

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

Four-Wheel-Drive Beach Access
Sept. 15 - March 14
24 hours a day
March 15 - Sept. 14
Closes 30 minutes before park gates

Pedestrian beach access
24 hours a day