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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.

 

Join a park ranger on a boat ride over to Huggins Island and learn about the unique history that has shaped this maritime island over the years. You will get a chance to see and explore one of the Atlantic coast’s better preserved earthwork fortification and how it played a role in the American Civil War. We will also look at other generations that have utilized this island over the years. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!  Seating is limited; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by contacting the park office: 910-326-4881.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come out to the park after dark for this nature-inspired moonlit hike along the park’s ½ mile nature trail. You will get to experience the sights and sounds of the night as walk through the woods looking for any nature treasures we may come across. Dress for the weather! Meet at the Visitor Center. NOTE: Subject to cancellation due to foul weather.
 

Date of Event:
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Enjoy a boat ride over to one of the newest additions to Hammocks Beach State Park– Jones Island, an island located in the mouth of the White Oak River overlooking Swansboro. We will explore the island and discuss the different wildlife and ecosystems, as well as its cultural history.  DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!  Seating is limited; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by contacting the park office: 910-326-4881.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park ranger for an exciting hike through the woods. You will get an opportunity to explore the park’s new property, discovering sights and sounds while taking in the fresh air. You never know what types of wildlife you may get a glimpse at. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/03/2017 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park ranger to learn about some of these slithery creatures that roam North Carolina and what important role they play in certain ecosystems. We will look at several species and talk about certain key snake features that help you determine if it is venomous or nonvenomous as well as other safety tips.
 

Date of Event:
Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

Hammocks Beach State Park

1572 Hammocks Beach Road
SwansboroNC 28584
Phone910-326-4881
hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.671000
Longitude: -77.142900

Park Hours:

September - May: 8am - 6pm
June - August: 8am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
September - May: 8am - 5pm daily
June - August: 8am - 6pm daily

Closed Christmas Day