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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 8:30am
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 2:00pm
Ferry Closed, Kayak Launch Open, Some...   

The park continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Florence. The mainland area, including the visitor center, kayak launch, and the ½ mile loop TRACK trail.  Bear Island is open for day use and some walk-in day of camping is available.  However, there ARE NO RESTROOMS OR POTABLE WATER on Bear Island.  The kayak launch is open, the trail markers for the Bear Island Trail have been replaced but some of the paddle trails are not marked well as 70% of the markers were lost in the hurricane.  Please paddle at your own risk and be aware of your surroundings.  The boat ramp will remain closed due to dock construction, Huggins Island and Jones Island are both closed to visitors. Ferry service will not resume until the dock replacement construction project is completed. Please see Hammocks Beach Current Information for additional information.

 Last updated on: Friday, June 14, 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

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

910-326-4881
hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 34.671, -77.1429

 

  • 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