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Bear Island Thanksgiving Hike

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Visitor center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429



  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • September to May:

Open daily:
​8:00am to 5:00pm

  • June to August:

Open daily:
8:00am to 6:00pm

  • Closed Christmas Day


The ferry is not in service during the off season. Check back in the spring for the 2022 schedule.




Bear Island Thanksgiving Hike

Enjoy a ranger-guided boat ride to Bear Island and learn about one of North Carolina’s hidden treasures.  You will be able to explore and discover about some of nature’s wonders in the winter and maybe even collect some beach souvenirs!  DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!

NOTE:  Subject to cancellation due to the weather.

Seating is limited; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by contacting the park office: 910-326-4881.


Date of Event: 
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Start Location: 
Visitor Center

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
0.5 mi, easy

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 11:00am
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 3:30pm