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Map of North Carolina – Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Contact the park



Park office

1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

GPS: 33.9534, -77.9290



  • 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.


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


  • 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


  • Open year-round:
    24 hours a day




List of 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


The trail meanders through the marsh allowing hikers a chance to view sound-side flora and fauna and the Maritime Forest.

Surface: sand

1.10 miles
one way
easy hike

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 9:30am
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 2:00pm
Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 2:00pm