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Huggins Island Trail

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Current status of park facilities   

Trails, mainland restrooms, and Bear Island bathhouse with potable water are open daily.

The boat ramp for cash payments and annual pass holders is open. Bear Island is open for private boat access for day use. Camping is also open for campers with transportation. NO FERRY service to Bear Island, no credit card or check payments for boat ramp use, and Visitor Center closed.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. Phase 2 has been extended until at least September 11, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Huggins Island Trail

Huggins Island Trail at Hammocks Beach State Park

The trail circumnavigates Huggins Island through saltmarsh. Sections of the trail paddle through oyster beds.

Trail Location: 
Starts and ends at the kayak launch
Trail Length: 
6.00 miles
Trail Type: 
Trail Difficulty: 
moderate paddle
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
water (paddle trail)
Trail Blaze: 
yellow over yellow

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Contact the park



Visitor center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429



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


  • September to May:

Open daily:
​8:00am to 5:00pm

  • June to August:

Open daily:
8:00am to 6:00pm

  • Closed Christmas Day


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