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Status of Park Facilities as of November 18, 2020   

FERRY SERVICE to Bear Island has ENDED for the 2020 season.  Park staff hope to operate the regular ferry schedule beginning in April, 2021.

Visitor center, trails, mainland restrooms, and boat ramp are open daily.  Masks must be worn in buildings and social distancing should be practiced. 

The bathhouse on Bear Island is currently CLOSED and winterized, this includes rest room facilities and potable water. 

Bear Island is open for day use and Bear Island campsites are open for campers with transportation to the island. Campers must bring all necessities with them including drinking water.  See the Reservations page to make a reservation.

Group campsite A is open for organized groups. Campers must have transportation to Bear Island; by 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: Wednesday, November 18, 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
 

Ferry service is not available in the off-season. Please check back in the spring for the 2021 ferry schedule.

 


 

 

 

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


 

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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 1:30pm
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 5:30pm