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Box Turtles

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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


2021 ferry schedule (updated)

Current ferry protocols





Box Turtles

Join a ranger to learn about North Carolina’s State Reptile… the Eastern Box Turtle!  You will get the chance to hear about its natural history, identification tips, as well as some conservation efforts in which the park is participating in.  Every shell counts!

NOTE: Program is at Bear Island Concession Stand. (Ferry ticket purchase is required to attend this program).

Date of Event: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Start Location: 
Bear Island Concession Stand