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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 8:30am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30pm
October Ferry Schedule Weekends Only   

The October ferry schedule is Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays hourly and departing the mainland from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm and departing Bear Island from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Please see the ferry schedule link for the complete schedule. The last day of ferry service for the year is October 27, 2019.  The bathhouse is open through November 15, 2019.  The concession stand is closed and there are no lifeguards on duty for the remainder of the 2019 season. 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: Thursday, October 3, 2019

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

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Contact

910-326-4881

hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Park office

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.671, -77.1429

 

Hours

  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • September to May:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    daily
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
    daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
 
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