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Trails

Explore the beach on five miles of coastline or the wildlife-rich marsh and soundside areas on the Basin Trail. Trails are easy but prepare with sun protection, proper footwear and perhaps bug spray.
 

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

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure BeachNC 28449
Phone910-458-5798
fort.fisher@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 33.953400
Longitude: -77.929000

Park Hours:

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