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Mainland area has reopened   

The visitor center and the mainland area reopened on Monday, October 1. Trails remain closed. Bear Island, Huggins Island and Jones Island are all closed. There is no ferry service for the rest of the season. Campgrounds are closed until further notice.

 Posted on: Monday, October 1, 2018
Events and Programs

Hammocks Beach 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.

 

Learn about the natural wonders and local history during this 90 to 120 minute interpretive cruise around Swansboro and the Hammocks Beach State Park islands.  You will discover some of the local wildlife and learn about the unique history of the park and of the Swansboro area.

Cost: monetary donation per passenger benefiting the Friends of Hammocks and Bear Island (FHBI).  For more information or to make a reservation, visit FHBI.org.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Learn about the natural wonders and local history during this 90 to 120 minute interpretive cruise around Swansboro and the Hammocks Beach State Park islands.  You will discover some of the local wildlife and learn about the unique history of the park and of the Swansboro area.

Cost: monetary donation per passenger benefiting the Friends of Hammocks and Bear Island (FHBI).  For more information or to make a reservation, visit FHBI.org.

 

Date of Event:
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Learn about the natural wonders and local history during this 90 to 120 minute interpretive cruise around Swansboro and the Hammocks Beach State Park islands.  You will discover some of the local wildlife and learn about the unique history of the park and of the Swansboro area.

Cost: monetary donation per passenger benefiting the Friends of Hammocks and Bear Island (FHBI).  For more information or to make a reservation, visit FHBI.org.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/27/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come out to the park in your scariest and funniest costumes to enjoy our annual Halloween event!  You will get a chance to enjoy our haunted house, hay rides, candy, games, prizes, and so much more!  Fun for all ages!

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Learn about the natural wonders and local history during this 90 to 120 minute interpretive cruise around Swansboro and the Hammocks Beach State Park islands.  You will discover some of the local wildlife and learn about the unique history of the park and of the Swansboro area.

Cost: monetary donation per passenger benefiting the Friends of Hammocks and Bear Island (FHBI).  For more information or to make a reservation, visit FHBI.org*Costume Optional

 

Date of Event:
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

1573 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

910-326-4881
hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 34.671, -77.1429

 

PARK HOURS:
  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm

Closed Christmas Day

 

VISITOR CENTER:
  • September to May:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    daily
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
    daily

Closed Christmas Day

 

FERRY SCHEDULE