In June, lifeguards will not be on duty Thursday and Friday; June 14, 2018, June 15, 2018, June 21, 2018, June 22, 2018 and Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Park staff make every effort to ensure lifeguards are on duty in the protected swim area Memorial Day through Labor Day; however, due to circumstances beyond our control and occasionally at the last moment, lifeguards may not be on duty. If you have questions about the status of lifeguards, please contact the park office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.326.4881. Always use extreme caution as rip currents and strong currents can occur at any time. Current information regarding Bear Island and the ferry service can be found under the Hammocks Beach Park News Link.Posted on: Thursday, June 14, 2018
IMPORTANT: Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to preview photos of campsites; check availability and fees; and find out whether a specific site is handicap accessible; has access to water, showers, or restrooms; has electric hookup; and other important information.
Primitive campsites are located near the beach and the inlet. Fourteen family campsites accommodate six people and two tents each.
Two group campsites, available to affiliated groups only, one accommodates up to 12 persons, the other 24 persons. Light and simple is the way to travel as campers must carry all provisions to the campsites from the beach or ferry dock. Group campsites are reserved locally at Hammocks Beach State Park. Download reservation form (PDF).
Due to sand migration in the channel the ferry uses to transport visitors to Bear Island, the ferry schedule can change on a daily basis. The ferry schedule is under Fees/FAQs/Rules, or please call the park for more information.
Water and other facilities are available on the island, except from mid-November through mid-March when the facilities are winterized. Fires are not permitted, and campers must remove all trash. Camping is permitted on numbered sites only and permits must be obtained from the park office on the mainland. Campsites are open year round.
Campers must register in the park office on the mainland before going to Bear Island. All vehicles left in the parking lot overnight must be registered at the park office or they are subject to towing.