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Star Navigation

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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.




Star Navigation

Come out to the park to discover about ways to navigate the nighttime skies at home! Hear about certain star constellations that have helped early sailors navigate the oceans long before GPS and your phone. You will even get to do a craft to take home and learn more about some of the constellations!

NOTE: Program will be at Bear Island Concession Stand. FERRY TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ATTEND PROGRAM.

Date of Event: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Start Location: 
Bear Island Concession Stand

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 2:00pm