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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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  • Enjoy six miles of protected shoreline spanning the Ocean to the River. Over 288 acres feature seashore as well as trails meandering through the marsh past an actual WWII Bunker, once home of the fabled Ft. Fisher Hermit, ending in an observation deck. Loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers and other rare and protected species nest along the sandy shore. Popular for surf fishing, four-wheel-drive vehicles are allowed seasonally with required permits. The parking area is near the Park Office/Exhibit Hall, changing area and showers, and shaded picnic area with grills. Dogs on leashes are allowed on the beach year round. There is a boating ramp and paddling launch nearby.


  • General Info
    General Info
    • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • Motorcoach Parking on Site:
    • Pet Friendly:
    • Hours of Operation: PARK HOURS: Parking Gate is closed and locked at park closing time. Seasonal Hours: contact Park Office or view Website for updated information.
      PARK OFFICE: Daily 8am - 5pm. Open most state holidays
      Pedestrian beach access 24 hours a day
    • Admission: Free access for pedestrians to trails and beach-- including parking.
      Charge for Four-Wheel-Drive Beach Access Permits-- available at Four-Wheel-Drive Gate or Park Office
    • Additional Information: Hours subject to change without notice
  • Facility Info
    • Largest Room - Sq.Ft. 800
    • Total Sq. Ft. 800
    • Reception Capacity 50
    • Theatre Capacity 50
    • Catering Available:
    • Free Wifi:
    • Banquet Capacity 50
    • Number of Rooms 1
    • Classroom Capacity 50