Fort Fisher State Recreation Area will re-open on Friday, September 21st at 8am. The trail will remain closed as it has sustained significant damage. The four wheel drive gate is not working properly, park visitors will still need to purchase a permit in the park office. Staff have removed lots of safety hazards and debris from the beach, but if you notice a safety concern please notify park staff immediately.Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Program titles include Shell Stroll, Turtle Talk, Salt Marsh Exploration, Bird Hike and Surf Fishing Basics. Check the Events calendar for more information.
To arrange a special exploration of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area for your group or class, contact the park office.
Educational materials about Fort Fisher State Recreation Area have been developed for grades 4-6 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Fort Fisher program introduces students to the habitat and life history of colonial-nesting coastal birds. The program also focuses on endangered, threatened and special-concern bird species. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
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)
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