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Fort Macon State Park

Natural Side of Fort Macon

Fort Macon State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:00am
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:00am
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:00am
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 10:00am

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

Coastal Fishes of Carolina

Fort Macon State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 06/29/2018 - 2:00pm
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 2:00pm
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 2:00pm

2018 is the "Year of the Fish" for North Carolina State Parks.  Join us for a look at local fish you might catch the next time you drop a line in the water or were looking for something to add to an aquarium.  We'll look at a huge variety, both big and small.  We may even debate which ones taste the best...................

Carolina Seashells

Fort Macon State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:30am
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:30am
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:30am

Our beach has an amazing assortment of seashell treasures.  Meet at the bathhouse to learn about the variety of local species you might find on your next beach walk.

Crystal Coast Crabs

Fort Macon State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:30am
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:30am

Did you know that almost 50 different species of crabs have been found at Fort Macon?  Which ones are out haunting the beach at night? Are they all out to pinch you? We will cover many of the local favorites, and different live crabs may be shown. 

Beach Scavenger Hunt

Fort Macon State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:30am
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:30am

Take a stroll on the beach with a Park Ranger to see what we can find.  We’ll be hunting for everything from drift beans to sea glass, and of course seashells.  Sunscreen and water are recommended.  Distance of the hike will depend on the weather and the group.  Meet at the Bathhouse.

Turtle Talk

Fort Macon State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:30am
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:30am
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:30am

Join a Ranger for a look at one of our local treasures, the sea turtle.  We will talk about all species of turtles and how common they are on our beaches.  We will also discuss their life cycle, and may be able to hike to an actual nest depending on the location of any nests we have this summer.  Meet at the Bathhouse.

Fort Tours

Fort Macon State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 09/02/2018 - 11:00am
Mon, 09/03/2018 - 11:00am
Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:00am
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:00am
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:00am
Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:00am
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 11:00am
Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:00am
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:00am
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:00am
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:00am
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:00am
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 09/16/2018 - 11:00am
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:00am
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:00am
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:00am
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:00am
Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:00am
Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:00am
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:00am
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:00am
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 11:00am
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:00am
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:00am

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00. 

Fort Tours

Fort Macon State Park
Date of Event: 
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:00am
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:00am
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:00am
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:00am
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:00am
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:00am
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:00am
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:00am
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:00am
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 08/12/2018 - 11:00am
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:00am
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:00am
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:00am
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00am
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:00am
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 11:00am
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:00am
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:00am
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:00am
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:00am
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:00am
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 11:00am
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:00am
Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:00am
Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:00am
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:00am
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:00am

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00.