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Fort Parking Lot Resurfacing    

From Wed. 21st - Fri. 23rd & Mon. 26th - Wed. 28th we expect to have crews working on patching and surfacing/sealing the parking lot at the Fort Access area.  During this time parts of the parking lot will have to be closed for the work, and the regular traffic patterns will be changed.  After the final topcoat is applied, no one will be allowed to walk or drive on the surface until the next day.  Please follow the directions of signs and other staff when navigating around the closed off worksite.  To reduce traffic and congestion, we would ask anyone coming to the park just to walk the Elliot Cause Trail, to park at the Bathhouse / Beach Access parking area at the other end of the park.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation. 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Current status of park facilities   

The beach, trails, fort, visitor center, and restrooms are open.

A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter buildings such as the visitor center.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide.

 Last updated on: Monday, April 19, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Fort Macon State Park


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
     

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 11:00am