Bear Island Ferry Service Running Daily, Concession Stand Open Wednesday through Sunday, and Lifeguards on Duty Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day, September 1, 2014. Bear Island Bathhouse Open Daily.
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Through Labor Day ferry service to Bear Island operates hourly Monday and Tuesday and every 1/2 hour Wednesday through Sunday, beginning at 9:30 am with the last ferry off Bear Island at 6:00 pm. Please see complete ferry schedule by clicking link on the left hand menu. Lifeguards will be on duty in the protected swim area Saturdays and Sundays only as staffing permits through Labor Day; the concession stand will be open Wednesday through Sunday until Labor Day with drinks and snacks for sale, cash only. Indoor showers on Bear Island will be open to campers from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. each day, and drinking water, outdoor showers and restroom facilities are open daily. Contact the park office at email@example.com or 910.326.4881 with questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Pets, Carts and Wagons are not permitted on the ferry.
Updated: 2014-08-18 10:32:21
Picture yourself relaxing at Hammocks Beach.
Canoeists and kayakers can explore the marsh.
The park is a great place for birdwatching.
Park rangers conduct educational and interpretive programs at the park.
Experience nature like never before at the park's backpack campsites.
The maritime forest is populated by red cedar, loblolly pine, red maple, red bay and various oaks.
Volunteers working on Jones Island.
The visitor center includes educational exhibits.
The Mullet Cup kayak race draws fierce competition.
Loggerhead sea turtles nest at the park.
Hammocks Beach is the only North Carolina state park reached by ferry.
Another spectacular sunset at Hammocks Beach State Park!