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Events and Programs

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area 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 park staff for a presentation about sea turtles. We will discuss what species we see here at Fort Fisher, basic biology, and what we do to help with conservation efforts. Please call 910-458-5798 to make reservations.

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Exhibit Room

Join park staff for a presentation about sea turtles. We will discuss what species we see here at Fort Fisher, basic biology, and what we do to help with conservation efforts. Please call 910-458-5798 to make reservations.

Date of Event:
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Exhibit Room

Come with your family to talk with park staff and learn the do's and don'ts of ocean safety.  We will discuss rip currents- what they are, how they form, and what you can do to keep the swimmers in your family safe while you're at the beach.  Please call 910-458-5798 to make reservations.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Exhibit Room

Join park staff as we hike the basin trail through maritime forest, back dune, and salt marsh habitat. The trail is approximately two miles and will pass the historic World War II bunker. We will take many stops along the way to learn about all the plants and animals that call this area home! Don't forget to bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Call 910-458-5798 to make reservations.

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Exhibit Room
Contact:

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure BeachNC 28449
Phone910-458-5798
fort.fisher@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 33.953400
Longitude: -77.929000

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November, December, January, February: 8am - 6pm
March and October: 8am - 7pm
April, May, September: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park gate is closed and locked at park closing time.
(See below for Four-Wheel Drive gate access)

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily
Open most state holidays

Four-Wheel-Drive Beach Access
Sept. 15 - March 31
24 hours a day
All other times:
closes 30 minutes before the park

Pedestrian beach access
24 hours a day