Hammocks Beach State Park wants the public to weigh in on how to develop 290 acres of mainland property. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
Right now, the site is mostly wooded except for the dilapidated remains of a 4-H camp and Future Farmers of America camp. It was purchased for $10 million last spring to make the park a year round destination. Friends of the Hammocks and Bear Island David Pearson says an online survey asks people what amenities they want on the mainland property.
“The staff at Hammocks Beach in 2009 put together a conceptual plan which included a boat ramp, some hiking trails, an amphitheater, some natural areas to be preserved.”
The survey also asks about the possibility of camp sites, cabins, RVs, a playground, a rope course, and disc golf. Wilmington-based Sage Design is assembling a master plan and will present recommendations to the public in spring 2017. A public meeting is planned September 29th, 4-7pm at the park’s visitor center. For more information, go to: http://www.ncparks.gov/hammocks-beach-state-park-mainland-area-plan