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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.





Join park staff as we go explore the estuaries adjacent to the park and learn about how they are very important habitats to so many species!  You will learn about how to identify some of these species that live in these waters.          Meet at the gazebo adjacent to the Visitor Center.

NOTE: Prepare to get your feet wet!  Bring appropriate footwear for the water. Nets will be provided.

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


Date of Event: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Start Location: 
Mainland Gazebo

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

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