FREEMAN PARK PERMITS
FREEMAN PARK DAILY PASS SALES RESUME ON WEEKENDS
Effective Friday, September 13, 2019, Town officials will resume the sale of daily access passes into Freeman Park for weekend visitors. Daily access passes will now be available for sale Monday-Sunday.
Unfortunately, the effects of tides and erosion still exist, and the northern areas of Freeman Park remain closed to all vehicular traffic. Intermittent closures could still be possible based on limited beach area and level of patron use. Public safety staff will perform assessments daily to determine when additional sections of the park can safely be opened, or if additional closures are required.
Also, until further notice, the following limitations have been set:
- Camping will be limited to designated spaces south of the closure area. Campers with reservations are urged to call 1-866-330-7275 to verify continued availability.
- No vehicles are allowed past marked closures. Anyone driving past a designated closure will be issued a citation. Visitors of the park may still walk past closure points.
- No vehicle shall operate or park in the tidal zone (wet sand area).
- Lifeguards will only patrol areas of Freeman Park where vehicles are allowed.
- Intermittent closures are anticipated to occur due to limited beach area and level of patron use.
- Pending increased tidal surges, access to Freeman Park may result in additional restrictions and closures.
FREEMAN PARK ACCESS PASSES
MANAGED BY THE TOWN OF CAROLINA BEACH AND LANIER PARKING
PERMITS & FEES
Every 4x4 vehicle entering Freeman Park shall be obligated to obtain an access pass. Any person wishing to camp within Freeman Park between April 1st and September 30th will be required to obtain an additional campsite reservation permit. Please click for information about camping at Freeman Park.
Access passes are required year round and must be displayed 24 hours a day.
There are three types of access passes available:
Daily Passes - $40.00
Daily Passes are sold at the entrance of Freeman Park through a 24 hour a day pay station. The pay station accepts CASH and CREDIT CARDS. During peak hours an attendant is available to assist with the machine. To save time when entering the park daily passes are also available for pre-purchase online at: https://freemanpark.pmreserve.com/
Daily passes are valid until 10:00 am the following day. Daily passes should be securely displayed on the vehicles dashboard. Daily passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. One Daily Pass may be redeemed for a $40.00 credit toward an Annual Pass when purchased at the Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office.
Daily Holiday Passes - $60.00
The Daily Holiday Pass rate will be in effect for the following 2019 dates:
Easter Weekend: April 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd
Memorial Day Weekend: May 24th, 25th, 26th, and 28th
Fourth of July: July 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th
Labor Day Weekend: August 30th, 31st, and September 1st and 2nd
Daily Holiday Passes are sold at the entrance of Freeman Park through a 24 hour a day pay station. The pay station accepts CASH and CREDIT CARDS. During peak hours an attendant is available to assist with the machine. To save time when entering the park daily holiday passes are also available for pre-purchase online at: https://freemanpark.pmreserve.com/
Daily Holiday passes are valid until 10:00 am the following day. Daily passed are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Annual Permits - $200.00
Annual Permits are valid from January 1st through December 31st. Annual Permits are not available for purchase at the Park’s entrance. Permits are available for purchase at these locations:
Island True Value Tackle & Hardware
801 N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office
1204 N. Lake Park Blvd. Suite D Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Carolina Beach Town Hall - Billing Department
1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428
EARLY BIRD ANNUAL PERMIT PURCHASES-Annual Permits purchases made in person December 1st through December 15th qualify for a special $100.00 “Early Bird” rate. Permits purchased during the “Early Bird” period are valid from the day of purchase.
Annual Permits are also available for pre-purchase online at https://freemanpark.pmreserve.com/. All Annual Permits purchased online will arrive in the mail in 10 business days via certified mail with signature required. NOTE: Paper receipt from online purchase is not valid at the gate and will not grant entry into Freeman Park. For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Town of Carolina Beach Parking office at 910-458-4614.
REPLACEMENT ANNUAL PERMITS - Annual Permits are NON-REFUNDABLE. Permits are issued to the vehicle, not the operator, and must be permanently affixed to the vehicle’s windshield or they will be considered invalid. Annual Permit purchasers will be responsible for the full purchase price of a new permit if the permit or vehicle is lost, stolen, or damaged.
In the event a vehicle is sold or a windshield is replaced a new permit may be issued when the permit holder brings the original permit to the Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office. The Annual Permit is designed for a single placement and will destruct upon removal. You must scrape the original permit off and present all pieces, regardless of condition at the Town of Carolina Parking Office to be eligible to receive a replacement. Please contact the Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office at 910-458-4614 if you have any questions or need any additional information.
The Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office
1204 N. Lake Park Blvd. Suite D
Carolina Beach, NC 28428