What is an Aerial Adventure Park?

An Aerial Adventure Park is a series of activities 15 to 40 feet above the ground. Each route will have seven activities and bring you right back to the main platform. For those feeling more adventurous, the higher routes are increasingly more difficult. In other words, the higher you go, the harder the challenge.

What is a zipline/canopy tour?

Our Zipline Tour has you soaring above the ground for a bird’s-eye view of the Swamp Park. Each group of up to 8 will have two rangers guide the experience. You will learn about local history and ecology while traversing through 100-year-old cypress trees.

What is a Pelican Dive?

The Pelican Dive starts on a platform more than 50 feet off the ground. Once you reach the top and your harness is secure, just take a deep breath and—WAHOOO! Drop straight down. Don’t worry—you’ll be connected to a special device, called a quick jump, that will catch you as you get closer to the ground, giving you a soft landing. You’ll have a total of three jumps, for three times the thrill.


What is the time and duration of the tour?

The Zipline Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.  The Swamp Boat Eco-Tour generally lasts about 50 minutes. The Aerial Adventure Park ticket lasts 2 hours.

Is there a height, weight, and age restriction?

Zipline guests must weigh between 70lbs and 250lbs, and be at least 10 years old. Aerial Adventure Park guests can be as young as four years old and weigh less than 250lbs.

Are reservations required?

We do not require reservations; however, we strongly recommend them. Walk-ins are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations will be given priority.

Do I need to be in good shape?

The Zipline Tour requires a little less effort than the Aerial Adventure Park, but you will have to climb stairs to access the course.

Keep in mind, the Aerial Adventure Park also has options for most levels of ability. You can choose to raise intensity by going higher, or you can stay at the same level and master those challenges.

What do I wear?

Generally speaking, dress for the weather. Longer shorts and t-shirts will prevent the harness from rubbing against your skin. You must have closed-toed and closed-heeled shoes to participate. Absolutely no flip-flops or Croc-style footwear will be allowed on the Zipline Tour or Aerial Adventure Park.

How safe is the Zipline Tour and Aerial Adventure Park?

Very safe! We use full-body harnesses, helmets, and a belay system that is designed to keep everyone where they are supposed to be. All of our rangers complete a rigorous training course on high-angle facilitation.

In addition, all equipment meets or exceeds the Association for Challenge Course Technology’s recommendations. Your safety is very important to us!

Can I watch my children participate on the course?

You can watch your family members while they move through the Aerial Adventure Park. However, the Zipline Tour takes guests far away pretty fast, so you will have to ask them about their journey when they return.

Can I bring a group?

We love groups! Give us a call at (910) 687-6100 and we will work to give your group an experience like no other.

Can I purchase gift certificates?

We can think of no better gift than an experience at The Shallotte River Swamp Park. Visit our homepage and choose from our gift card options.

Can I take my camera?

No, we don’t allow anything in your pockets. Pictures are available for purchase at the registration building. Any belongings should be left with a spectator or in your car. Car keys may be left in the building.