Fort Macon State Park »  Hours of Operation
Beaufort Inlet is currently being dredged to deepen the channel to the Morehead City Port. The sand from this operation is being pumped onto Bogue Banks including the beach of Fort Macon. During this operation portions of Fort Macon’s beach will be closed as the contractors work their way down the island depositing the sand. We apologize for the inconvenience, and expect the work to be past our beach sometime next week if there are no unforeseen delays.
Currently (4/24/14) only the western most beach access at the bathhouse parking area is open for the public. All of the beach accesses are open at the Fort parking lot near the Coastal Education Center, but the public is reminded that swimming and wading in the inlet (East of the large rock jetty) is prohibited.
Updated: 2014-04-24 18:40:06
Fort Macon open 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily.
Coastal Education and Visitor Center open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.
Bookstore open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Phone (252)247-3100
November - February, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
March, April, May, September and October 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
June - August, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Memorial Day until Labor Day, if staffing permits
Fort Parking Area:
November - February, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March, April, May, September and October 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
June - August, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Park Office Hours
8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed state holidays