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Status of Park Facilities as of September 11, 2020   

NO FERRY service to Bear Island.

Visitor center, trails, restrooms, boat ramp, and Bear Island bathhouse with potable water are open daily.  Masks must be worn in buildings and social distancing should be practiced. 

Bear Island is open for private boat access for day use and Bear Island campsites are open for campers with transportation to Bear Island. See the Reservations page to make a reservation.

Group campsite A is open for organized groups. Campers must have transportation to Bear Island; canoe, kayak, or private boat. 

Visitor center hours:  8am – 5pm, closed for lunch 12pm – 1pm, gate hours 8am – 6pm. 

Please see the Hammocks Beach Updates Page or www.ncparks.gov/open for additional information.

 Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020


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Contact the park
 

910-326-4881

hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429
 

Hours
 

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

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  • September to May:

Open daily:
​8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • June to August:

Open daily:
8:00am to 6:00pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Ferry
 

There is currently no ferry service to Bear Island due to COVID-19. Please check back here for updates.
 


 

 

 

Future development

Plans for mainland area at Hammocks Beach State Park

The planning process for the development of the mainland area of Hammocks Beach State Park took place from August 2016 to spring 2017. We are excited to present the ideas and concepts that will shape the mainland area of Hammocks Beach State Park. We anticipate these new plans will allow for improved visitor experience and opportunities.


Hammocks Beach State Park Final Mainland Area Plan cover thumbnail  

Final Mainland Area Plan
.pdf file

     
Hammocks Beach State Park Final Mainland Area Map thumbnail  

Final Mainland Area Plan Map
.pdf file