The North Carolina Paddle Festival is proudly sponsored by:


May 3rd - 7th 2016

Hammocks Beach State Park

Swansboro, NC

Come join us to celebrate paddle sports in 

North Carolina State Parks!

• Kayak and paddleboard vendors!
• Paddle tours, workshops and demos!
• Paddling Races!

Test out a new kayak or stand-up paddleboard with one of our vendors!

Participate in workshops and demos hosted by local talent!

Participate in the:

Reel Paddling Film Festival
Mullet Cup Kayak and SUP Race
Kayak and Paddle SWAP


Kids activities:


Displays of ancient Indian Canoes with interactive lessons on how canoes were made thousands of years ago.  Paddle through time displays will lead from the beginning of paddling thru to modern paddling.  Lots of youth activities and demonstrations.

Concessions, Vendors, Events & More!



Staying the weekend... Click Here for accommodations.

Use special reservation code... NCP

for Festival rates at the Swansboro Hampton Inn.

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Friends of the Hammocks and Bear Island, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

P.O. Box 1861
Swansboro, NC  28584

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