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Huggins Island Paddle Trail Maintenance Until February 23, 2018   

The Huggins Island Trail (Yellow Markers) is undergoing maintenance through February 23, 2018.  During this time, markers may be moved or nonexistent along portions of the trail.  Please use caution when accessing this trail.

 Posted on: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:09am
Events and Programs

Hammocks Beach State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Join a park ranger for an exciting hike through the woods learning about some of the adaptations wildlife have to survive these colder months.  The plants and animals are quite unique in their own way.  The forest is alive all year long!

OPTIONAL: Bring binoculars if you have them.

Date of Event:
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Enjoy a boat ride over to Bear Island and learn about one of North Carolina's hidden treasures.  You will be able to explore and discover about some of nature's wonders and maybe even collect some beach souvenirs!  DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! OPTIONAL:  Bring your own binoculars if you have them.

Seating is limited; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by contacting the park office: 910-326-4881

Note: Program is subject to cancellation due to the weather.

Date of Event:
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park ranger to learn more about outdoor ethics so that you can minimize your impact on the environment.  There are many great ways to enjoy the outdoors yet leaving behind only your footprints!  These skills can be applied on your next hiking or camping adventure.

Date of Event:
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Enjoy a boat ride over to Bear Island and learn about one of North Carolina's hidden treasures.  You will be able to explore and discover about some of nature's wonders and maybe even collect some beach souvenirs!  DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!

Seating is limited; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by contacting the park office: 910-326-4881

Note: Program is subject to cancellation due to the weather.

Date of Event:
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

CAMPFIRE!  We will discuss how to make a fire and practice the art of building a fire (w/ food items).  We will then go outside and put our skills to the test by building an actual campfire and getting it started using only one match!  What campfire would be complete without S’Mores?!

Program will be both inside and outside. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!

 

Date of Event:
Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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