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Ferry Service Delayed Until May 3, 2017...more   

Passenger ferry service to Bear Island will not begin in April as scheduled.  An engineer’s inspection revealed that temporary measures are necessary to shore up dock facilities to ensure visitor safety.   The delay will allow for the temporary repair of dock facilities on the island and mainland.  Permanent repairs will be undertaken later this year, and normal operation of ferry services is expected in 2018.  Until permanent repairs are completed there will not be ADA accessibility.
 
Campers with reservations will be ferried to the island using alternative ferry vessels on a limited schedule Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.  Mainland departures at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30 pm, Bear Island departures will be at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00pm.  Campers planning to paddle to Bear Island will continue with no disruption as in the past.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we complete this necessary construction project.  Please contact the park office at hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov or 910.326.4881 with questions.

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.

Dredge Project Completed, Bear Island Open for Camping
The dredging of Cow Channel has been completed and access to Bear Island and Cow Channel restored.  However, the ferry dock on Bear Island will remain closed due to the repair of the docks.  The bathhouse with potable water, restroom facilities and showers for campers are available.  Please contact the park office at hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov or 910.326.4881 with questions.

 Posted on: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 3:29pm
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