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Map of North Carolina – Fort Fisher State Recreation Area


Contact the park
 

910-458-5798

fort.fisher@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Park office

1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

GPS: 33.9534, -77.9290
 

Hours
 

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  • 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.
     

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

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  • 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
     

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  • Open year-round:
    24 hours a day
     

 

 

 

 

 

PARK CLOSED   

New Hanover County has declared a state of emergency and has ordered all public beaches to be closed. As a result, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is CLOSED until further notice.

 Last updated on: Friday, March 20, 2020

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

Description:

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


Surface: sand

Length:
1.10 miles
one way
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze: