Something Fun for Everyone
Fort and Batteries: Fort Caswell (Civil War Fort) and the adjacent batteries (World War I era) are available for our guests to explore. Guests may enjoy them at their own risk during the daylight hours only and children must be supervised.
Beach & Beach Swimming: Guests enjoy watching ships entering and leaving the Cape Fear River on this active shipping channel into the ports at Wilmington and Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal. The busy river is therefore not a safe swimming area. The mile of secluded beach has a designated safe swimming area with a boardwalk to cross the dunes. The beach has lifeguards only during the summer months. All other months are swim at your own risk. Great shelling, bird watching, and beach walking are all within sight of the Oak Island Lighthouse.
Swimming Pool: Open from mid-May through mid-September, weather permitting.
Marina:** Offers boat ramp, boat slips, and direct access to Cape Fear and Elizabeth Rivers (and from there to the Intracoastal Waterway or the Atlantic Ocean). Overnight guests may dock their boats in Caswell’s boat basin for $10.00 per day. Day guests may dock their boats for $15.00 per day. Electric and water hookups are available for an additional $5.00 per day. Larger boats may wish to use the nearby Wildlife (larger) boat ramp to put in and use Fort Caswell to tie-up and dock! Year Round
Classic Recreation: Indoor gym · Outdoor volleyball · Softball field · Horseshoes · Tennis Court* Fishing pier* · Surf fishing* · Mini-golf (18 hole)** · Paved streets for walking or rollerblading*
First Aid: Guests may obtain medical care through local medical facilities. Guests needing medical assistance are asked to contact Assembly staff at the office or gate before seeking medical help.
Kayaks:** May be available for groups in the late spring and early fall based on availability and weather conditions.
Initiative Course:** Promotes effective interpersonal and team-related skills, aids in developing Christian leadership skills, and strengthens the ministry of both individuals and groups. This is an additional cost service and must be scheduled two weeks prior to your visit.
Camping: Fort Caswell does not have facilities for tent camping, travel trailers, or motor homes.
* Bring your own equipment ** Additional Cost item