Freeman Park Permits Now Available

Freeman Park Permits Now Available

Freeman Park Permits Now Available

By / Local News / Monday, 13 December 2021 21:46

Early birds sales have begun for the 2022 Freeman Park Permit and now through December 31st are $110.  After the 31st permits will be $225 and no annual permits will be available for purchase after March 1. After the 1st only daily permits can be purchased costing $50 per day April 1st through September 30th and $30 daily October 1st through March 31st.

All passes must be purchased at and can be picked up the same day at both the Carolina Beach Parking Office located at 1708 Canal Drive in Carolina Beach Monday through Sunday from 9:00am until 6:00pm. Island Tackle and Hardware located at 801 North Lake Park Boulevard is still a pick up location but you must buy online and the pass will not be available for pick-up until the following day. You can only purchase one ticket at a time. Access passes are required year round for entrance to the park using a 4x4 vehicle, and must be displayed 24 hours a day. No refunds issued for any reason including but not limited to park closures or permit loss/theft. Annual Permits are valid from January 1st through December 31st.

From “Residents and visitors have long enjoyed the beach area now known as Freeman Park. In fact, the area has become one of Carolina Beach's major attractions as it is one of the only beaches in NC that you can drive your 4X4 vehicle on. 

Whether coming to the area to swim, camp, fish, or go boating, crabbing or casting for minnows, people love Freeman Park. Visitors are drawn to the beautiful beach with its variety of wildlife, dunes and majestic sea grasses indigenous to the region.

Access passes are required year round for entrance to the park using a 4x4 vehicle, and must be displayed 24 hours a day. There are two types of access passes available: daily access passes and annual permits.

A Freeman Park Management Plan is in place to protect the environment and public interest in the Park and to discourage unauthorized entry onto adjacent private property.  If you plan on visiting the park please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations listed below.  Visitors are expected to be mindful of this natural wonder and respectful of fellow visitors. t is illegal to possess spirituous liquor and or fortified wine per NC General Statute 18B-301. No glass bottles. Visitors to Freeman Park should be considerate of others when using televisions, radios, stereos, musical instruments, generators or other similar items. Visitors should conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of other people in the park.

Dogs are allowed in Freeman Park ON A LEASH between April 1st and September 30th. Dogs are allowed in Freeman Park OFF LEASH between October 1st and March 31st so long as they remain under voice command and the owner is within reasonable distance of the pet. The owner(s) of a dog(s) who harm or cause offenses or damages to the public or deposits waste upon public land or property will be held responsible for such action and must immediately clean up the waste. Dog owners must carry a minimum of two plastic bags, or other suitable plastic or paper containers, that can be used to clean up and contain dog waste until it can be disposed of in an appropriate container. The bags must be produced and shown upon request.

Four Wheel Drive Vehicles Only - No All Wheel or Two Wheel Drive Vehicles Permitted. Speed limit at Freeman Park is 15 miles per hour. Please drive safely and be courteous to other motorists, pedestrians, and all other beach visitors. Riding on bumpers, tailgates or on the hoods of vehicles is strictly prohibited. Cutting circles (also known as “making doughnuts”) or otherwise defacing the beach is strictly prohibited.

No concealed weapons without a valid North Carolina concealed handgun permit.  NC General Statute 14-415.23 and NC general Statute 14-415.11(C2) shall be enforced. Fireworks are not permitted at any time.

FIRES - ALLOWED OCTOBER 1st THROUGH MARCH 31st ONLY: The following regulations pertain to campfires from October 1st through March 31st. Campfires are not allowed April 1st through September 30th.

Major repairs of vehicles are not allowed in the Park or in the adjacent Municipal parking lots. Abandoned vehicles left unattended for more than 24 hours will be claimed by the Carolina Beach Police Department. Trailers or ATVs are not permitted in Freeman Park at any time.”





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