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Ecology 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


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Current ferry protocols





Ecology Hike

During this ranger-led hike we will talk about the benefits of prescribed fire in our ecosystem as we observe an area along our nature trail that was recently burned.  You will hear about some of the plant and animal species that benefit from fire including the mighty long-leaf pine.      Trail: 0.5 miles, easy

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

Meet at the Visitor Center.

Date of Event: 
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Start Location: 
Nature Trail

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
0.5 mi, easy