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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00am
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 8:30am

Black Bears

A NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

A common question asked here at Hammocks Beach State Park: Are there bear on Bear Island?

The American black bear is the most commonly seen bear in North America with a huge geographic range where it lives, breeds, and travels within.  Here in Eastern North Carolina we have a very large population in which inhabits our woods and sometimes seen in nearby towns!  Join a ranger for a program talk about some of its natural history, management programs, as well as some common myths associated with this prevalent and amazing animal!
 

Start Location: 
Visitor Center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

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

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 34.671, -77.1429

 

  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • September to May:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    daily
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
    daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day