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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

List of trails

Enjoy three well-marked paddle trails, ranging from 200 yards to more than six miles.

 


Beach
Location: Bear Island

Description:

While Hammocks Beach State Park doesn't have designated walking trails, the beach is always available for hikes.


Surface: sand

Length:
4.00 miles
one way
Difficulty:
easy
Blaze:

Bear Island Trail
Location: Starts at the kayak launch and ends at the Bear Island campsites

Description:

Surface:

Length:
2.60 miles
one way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
white over orange

Huggins Island Trail
Location: Starts and ends at the kayak launch

Description:

The trail circles Huggins Island.


Surface:

Length:
6.00 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
yellow over yellow

Trout Channel Spur Trail
Location: Runs between Bear Island Paddle Trail and the ferry dock on Bear Island

Description:

Surface:

Length:
0.10 miles
one way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue over orange

Upcoming Events:

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