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Bear Island Emergency Phone System Out Of Service   

The emergency phone system on Bear Island is currently out of service.  In the event of an emergency after hours please use your cell phone as cellular service from most carriers is available.  Electrical outlets are available at the bathhouse to charge a cell phone.

 Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:57pm
No Lifeguards on Duty, Concession Stand Closed.   

There are no lifeguards on duty until Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Swim at your own risk and use extreme caution as rip currents and strong currents can occur at any time.  Please bring any soft drinks and snacks with you to the island.

 Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:58pm
Ferry Schedule Wednesday – Sunday in May   

The May ferry schedule is Wednesday through Sunday hourly beginning at 9:30 with the last ferry off of Bear Island at 5:00 pm.   Please see the ferry schedule link at left for complete schedule.  Please Contact the park office at hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov or 910.326.4881 with questions.

Pets are not permitted on the ferry, also note that carts and wagons are not permitted on the ferry unless collapsible.  The ferry captain reserves the right to request wagons and carts are emptied until passengers get off the ferry.  

 Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 2:04pm
Reservable Facilities

In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park (download reservations form):

Gazebo

The gazebo with 2 picnic tables accomodates 30 people seated with tables and bench along sides, 100 people without seating using the lawn area. There is no electricity available in the gazebo area. Restrooms, water fountain and drink machine are nearby. Reservations are required. Please call the park for more information.

Auditorium

The auditorium accommodates 75 people, or 30 with tables. Audio-visual equipment is available. Restrooms, water fountain and drink machine are nearby. Reservations are required. Please call the park for more information.

Contact:

Hammocks Beach State Park

1572 Hammocks Beach Road
SwansboroNC 28584
Phone910-326-4881
hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.671000
Longitude: -77.142900

Park Hours:

September - May: 8am - 6pm
June - August: 8am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
September - May: 8am - 5pm daily
June - August: 8am - 6pm daily

Closed Christmas Day