You’ll Want To Spend More Time In The Oldest State Park In North Carolina

North Carolina’s oldest state park is located at the eastern tip of Bogue Banks (near Atlantic Beach and Morehead City) and doles out history, nature, and a beach perfect for swimming, fishing and sunbathing. It’s also among the top three visited state parks in the Tar Heel State, even though it’s among the smallest. Here’s what this state park has to offer and why you’ll want to spend more time here:

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It’s easy to see why Fort Macon, North Carolina’s oldest state park, is among the most visited. When was the last time you enjoyed a stroll around the park and fort and Fort Macon?

You’ll find Fort Macon State Park at 2303 E Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512. It’s open year-round daily from 9:00 a.m .to 5:30 a.m. Admission if free. Learn more from the official website of North Carolina State Parks.