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Lifeguards on Duty, Concession Stand Open Daily.   

Lifeguards will be on duty in the protected swim area daily as staffing permits through Labor Day as well as the concession stand will be open through Labor Day weekend with drinks and snacks for sale, cash only. Concession Stand hours Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4:30pm.

 Posted on: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:42am
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.
 

 Posted on: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:43am
Ferry Service and Bathhouse Open Daily for Summer    

Through Labor Day weekend, ferry service to Bear Island operates hourly Monday and Tuesday and every 1/2 hour Wednesday through Sunday, beginning at 9:30 am with the last ferry off Bear Island at 6:00 pm. Please see the ferry schedule link at left for complete schedule. Ferry tickets typically sell out early in the day on weekends. Arrive early in the day to purchase tickets.

Indoor showers on Bear Island will be open to campers from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. each day, and drinking water, outdoor showers and restroom facilities are open daily. Contact the park office at hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov or 910.326.4881 with questions.

Pets are not permitted on the ferry, also note that carts and wagons are not permitted on the ferry unless collapsible.  The ferry captain reserves the right to request wagons and carts are emptied until passengers get off the ferry.

 Posted on: Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:29pm
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.
Point of Interest: Ocean, tidal pools, mudflats, salt marshes, dunes.
Length:
4.00 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Surface: Sand
Bear Island Trail
Location: Starts at the kayak launch and ends at the Bear Island campsites
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
2.60 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
white over orange
Bear Island Trail at Hammocks Beach State Park
Surface:
Huggins Island Trail
Location: Starts and ends at the kayak launch
Description: The trail circles Huggins Island.
Point of Interest:
Length:
6.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
yellow over yellow
Huggins Island Trail at Hammocks Beach State Park
Surface:
Trout Channel Spur Trail
Location: Runs between Bear Island Paddle Trail and the ferry dock on Bear Island
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
0.10 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue over orange
Surface:
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