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Statewide Star Party: Fort Macon

Fort Macon at Fort Macon State Park
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2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512



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GPS: 34.697952, -76.678340


Fort Macon: 9am - 5:30pm daily.

Coastal Education and Visitor Center: 9am - 5pm daily.

Bookstore: 9am - 5pm Phone 252-247-3100

Bathhouse Area:
November - February:
8am - 5:30pm
March & October 8am - 7pm
April, May and September: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm

Fort Parking Area:
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April, May and September: 8am - 7pm
June - August: 8am - 8pm

Closed Christmas Day

Swimming Area:
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Park Office
8am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm Monday - Friday
Closed state holidays

Statewide Star Party: Fort Macon

  • Fort Macon Astronomy  Crystal Coast Stargazers

Join us at Fort Macon State Park along with the Crystal Coast Star Gazers for the 2020 State Wide 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: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Start Location: 
Beach Access Area (Bathhouse) Parking Lot

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 11:00am
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00am