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Contact the park

910-326-4881

hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Park office

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.671, -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:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    daily
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
    daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

►    FERRY SCHEDULE


 

No Ferry Service Bathhouse Closed and...   

Ferry service has ended for the 2019 season and is scheduled to resume April 3, 2020.  Access to Bear Island is available by canoe, kayak, private boat, or private water taxi.  The bathhouse on Bear Island, with rest room facilities and potable water, is currently closed and winterized.  Camping is permitted but campers must bring all necessities with them including drinking water.  Barring any freezing temperatures or maintenance issues, the bathhouse will reopen on or about March 15, 2020. All facilities on the mainland are open including the trails, kayak launch, and boat ramp. 
 
Please see Hammocks Beach Updates for additional information.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

News archive

Each of North Carolina’s state parks has special events during the year and news about facilities, trails, staff and park supporters. And, visitors are frequently finding new ways to explore a park’s unique cultural and natural resources. Check these pages to keep abreast of the news at your favorite parks.

Hammocks Beach Updates

Click here prior to your visit to Hammocks Beach State Park for the latest information on the ferry and amenities at Bear Island.

 

Final Public Notice: Hammocks Beach State Park FEMA Project

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has applied for FEMA Public Assistance Program funding through the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub-recipient for repairs to two kayak docks and a walkway at Hammocks Beach State Park. Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project.

 

Ask a Ranger: Maggie the Dolphin

Ranger Renee Evans talks about her discovery of a dolphin that washed up on the shores of Bear Island and the steps her and others are taking to use the dolphin's skeleton as an educational tool for Hammocks Beach State Park.

 

Ask a Ranger: Water Safety

Our guest for this episode of the Ask a Ranger Podcast is the stupendous Ranger Jake from Hammocks Beach State Park. In this episode, we cover the basics of what you need to have a safe and fantastic trip on your next canoe, kayak or paddleboard excursion.

 

Ask a Ranger: Here Fishy, Fishy

During this episode, we discuss the North Carolina State Parks education theme for 2018 — the year of the FISH!!! We talk with Ranger Brian Swanson about fish and fun crafts you can do with — you guessed it — FISH! Who knew there were crafts you can do with actual fish?

 

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 3:00pm