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Contact the park
 

252-726-3775

fort.macon@ncparks.gov

 

Bookstore

252-247-3100
 


Address
 

Visitor center

2303 E. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

GPS: 34.6979, -76.6783
 

Hours
 

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  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Including coastal education center and bookstore
     
  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:30pm
     
  • 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
     

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  • October to March:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • April to May:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • September:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Lifeguards available Memorial Day to
    Labor Day
     
  • 10:00am to 5:45pm
     
  • As staffing permits
     

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  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 1:00pm
    2:00pm to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed state holidays
     

 

 

 

 

 

PARK CLOSED   

Ft. Macon State Park is currently CLOSED until further notice.

In compliance with the current Carteret County state of emergency, Fort Macon State Park will be completely closed to the public until further notice. Please respect this closure and not attempt to enter the park during this period. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

All events and programs have been CANCELED until further notice.

 Last updated on: Monday, March 23, 2020

Scheduled events

Fort Macon State Park 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.

 

This event has been canceled.

Join us at Fort Macon as we kick off Earth Day with a free concert by the Chatham Rabbits. Bring a folding chair and feel free to bring a picnic. Please remember that alcohol is not allowed in state parks, and pets are not allowed inside the fort.

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Start Location:
Fort Macon

This event has been canceled.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we will be offering two ranger-led nature hikes before and after the Crystal Coast Earth Day event, one at 9:00am and one at 2:00pm. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water and bug spray.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/18/2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

This event has been canceled.

Celebrate Earth Day with over a dozen local organizations at Fort Macon State Park. Each group will have a booth with displays and/or activities showcasing their conservation efforts.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/18/2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Fort Macon Visitor Center

This event has been canceled.

Join us at Fort Macon State Park along with the Crystal Coast Star Gazers for the 2020 statewide Star Party. The event will start at 7:00 pm at the Beach Access Parking Lot about 1 mile before you get to the actual fort area. There will be several telescopes set up with which to view the heavens, and several other astronomy-related activities to participate in. There will be one rain date for this event on April 25th in case of bad weather.

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Beach Access Area (Bathhouse) Parking Lot

Meet in the fort to learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/06/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Fort Macon