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Events and Programs

Carolina 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.

 

Start the New Year off with some fresh air! Join us on our First Day Hike. Be one of many hikers participating in First Day Hike in State Parks throughout all 50 states. Meet the ranger at 2:00 pm at the Sugarloaf trailhead parking lot at the marina for a 2 mile hike to Sugarloaf Dune. Wear good hiking shoes and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to get people outdoors, with over 400 hikes scheduled this year in all 50 states. Kids and adults all across America will be participating in First Day Hikes, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty of a state park. Call (910) 458-8206 for more information about the hike and to register for the hike.

Date of Event:
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:30pm
Start Location:
Sugarloaf Trailhead at Marina

Join a Park Ranger at 2:00 p.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area for a hike along the trails. Learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Feb 24 2018.
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/13/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/27/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/10/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Flytrap Trail Parking Area

Join a Park Ranger at 2:00 p.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area for a hike along the trails. Learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/13/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/27/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/10/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Flytrap Trail Parking Area

Join a Park Ranger at 2:00 p.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area for a hike along the trails. Learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/13/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/27/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/10/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Flytrap Trail Parking Area

Join a Park Ranger at 2:00 p.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area for a hike along the trails. Learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/13/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 01/27/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/10/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:00pm, Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Flytrap Trail Parking Area
Contact:

Carolina Beach State Park

1010 State Park Road PO Box 475
Carolina BeachNC 28428
Phone910-458-8206
910-458-7770 Marina
carolina.beach@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.047297
Longitude: -77.906605

Park Hours:

All park facilities are closed on Christmas Day.

Park
Dec & Jan: 7am - 6pm
Feb & Nov: 7am - 7pm
March, April & Oct: 7am - 9pm
May - Sept:  7am - 10pm
 

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily

Visitor Center 
8am - 5pm daily

Marina
Dec & Jan 8am - 5:30pm
Nov & Feb:  8am - 6:30pm
March, April, & Oct: 8am - 8:30pm
May - Sept: 8am - 9:30pm

Fuel Dock
Nov - Feb: 8am - 5pm
March, April, Sept, Oct: 8am - 7pm
May - Aug: 8am - 8pm