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Park Details


  • State park or recreation area managed by a state agency

General Description
    Carolina Beach State Park consists of 761 acres that lie along Snow�s Cut and the Cape Fear River. Thirteen distinct natural communities in the park make this one of the most diverse sites in the North Carolina state park system. Six miles of trails wind through a variety of these habitats.

    The park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. A marina with two launching ramps and boat slips are located in the park at the junction of Snow�s Cut and the Cape Fear River. Visitors may fish from the riverbank or the wheelchair-accessible fishing deck. The family campground is located in a wooded area near Snow�s Cut. The picnic area is also located near Snow�s Cut between the campground and marina. Tables and grills are located under the shade of large oak trees.

    Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs. The park�s visitor�s center features environmental education exhibits.

Accessibility Features General Accessibility Features
  • Accessible tent camp sites
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Accessible routes from accessible camp sites to accessible comfort stations/restrooms
  • Accessible viewing areas or outlooks
  • Accessible picnic tables/areas
  • Accessible fishing locations
Information and Interpretation Features
  • Nature centers, visitor centers and/or museums that are accessible for people using mobility devices
  • Interior exhibits that provide audio description of the written information
  • Interior exhibits with tactile opportunities (such as tactile maps, models and/or objects)