I think I might be turning into a zipline junkie. That’s a thing, right?
I’ve gone ziplining in Florida and in Western North Carolina, but my recent zipline experience at Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach is hands down my favorite so far, and I can’t wait to go back again!
The guided zipline tour takes about 2 – 2 ½ hours and includes 10 zipline stations, three bridges and over 1.25 miles of cable.
The rangers were fun, encouraging and so knowledgeable about the sport and about the beautiful natural setting in which the park was built. As you move from tower to tower, they point out animals, birds, trees and insects they spot along the way, and they clearly have a deep respect for them all.
You go soaring over the swamp and through an amazing canopy of trees, including age-old cypresses. The views are incredible!
What makes Shallotte River Swamp Park so special is not just that the “zips” are longer and faster than other courses I’ve been on (although they are), but that it’s an eco-park, not just an adventure park. There’s no question adventure-seekers will get everything they crave here and more, but the intent of the park is to showcase the natural beauty of the outdoors, and to encourage us to love, care for and appreciate it.
Well done. Standing O.
The eco park opened in June 2015 in Ocean Isle Beach and includes swamp boat tours, a zipline canopy course (ages 10 and up), a tree-top aerial challenge course (ages 4 and up), a self-guided educational nature trail and a guided swamp buggy tour through the park.
I totally recommend the zipline course, and I’ll be back to try the rest of what the park has to offer. I’m totally intrigued with the aerial challenge course!
Visit the Shallotte River Swamp Park website for more information. Happy adventuring!
Comments & Reviews
That looks so fun! I have never tried ziplining, but I always wanted to do this.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have, too. One of these days I will muster up the courage to try it.
This is something I have always wanted to try. I hope I can do this soon.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
FUN! I say that I have always wanted to go ziplining, but I had my chance in New Hampshire last summer and totally chickened out. LOL.
Debbie Denny says
Wow. What an awesome place. I have thought about doing this, but I have not got brave enough yet. I shall live that dream thru you for now.
I’ve never tried zip lining before. I always say I’m going to but haven’t yet. I like that this one is an eco-park and that the guides point out the birds, etc. Looks like fun!
Heather Johnson says
Ziplining looks like a super fun activity. I would love to do it someday!
It looks fun. I have never been ziplining but keep saying I am going to. They installed some ziplines over part of our zoo property but I still haven’t made it yet. Maybe this spring when it warms up.
Tonia Sanders says
This looks like so much fun. I’ve only been to Ocean Isle one time and I would love to go back for zip ziplining. Adding it to my Bucket List
Eve Redmond says
Oh wow that looks so fun, you would never catch me up there though lol x
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I LOVE to zip line. It’s such a wonderful experience once you get past your stomach being in your throat. Everything looks so much different from up there.
That is so impressive! I would have to let my husband enjoy that incredible zipline, though, because of my horrible fear of heights. Just looking down can give me vertigo!
WOW!! That looks like a blast! I am definitely going to be going there and trying this! Thank you for posting such a great review!!
CAROL CASSARA says
I saw a zipline when I was in Maui and was tempted, but i had put out my back and didn’t want to screw it up worse. You’ve really tempted me more now!
Carmen Perez (listen2mama) says
Wow, this looks like so much fun, although I might be too scared to try it. I know my hubby and daughter would love it though!
AnnMarie Brown says
Ziplining looks like so much fun. North Carolina has been on our destination list for quite some time now. Going to have to save to make it happen even sooner now.
Paula Schuck says
I’ve only ever been able to go zip lining one time. It was amazing! I can’t wait until I can do it again.
I have always wanted to go zip lining in! It looks like so much fun. Maybe next year when my son is just a hair older so that he can go on some of the bigger ones.
It does look like a tom of fun, doesn’t it? I would love to go zip lining one day.
Jacqui Odell says
I would be so scared to do that! I bet it’s an experience you will never forget.
I have always wanted to zip lining! I almost went in Florida once. I think it would be so much fun.
Oh my goodness, what fun! I have always wanted to try zip lining. It sounds like you have had a great time!
Cat Davis | Mom by the Beach Blog says
Ahhhhhhhh! I had no idea there was ziplining this close to me. OMG I want to do this so badly. I doubt I could even talk my husband into going with me. Maybe Matt … maybe.
Tiffany (NatureMom) says
I went ziplining a couple years ago in Ohio. I am afraid of heights so I was terrified the whole time but I am glad I experienced it. the views were gorgeous!
Travel Blogger says
I love to go ziplining! This place looks like a lot of fun. I will keep this in mind next time we are in NC.
Look at that view! I would be terrified but the view would be so worth it!
Wow. It looks so amazing. A lifetime experience I guess. Felt awesome reading the post.
tara pittman says
I am freaked out just by the photos. I am terrified of heights so I will pass.
Ana De- Jesus says
What an amazing experience to fly though the trees like birds and swing like monkeys.
Oh my gosh, this *looks* like so much fun, but I’m petrified of heights so not sure if I could try it. What a great adventure, though!
Tori Gabriel says
This looks like brilliant fun. I love zip lines and I would live to do one like this! The views must be amazing!
Becki S says
Oh my gosh! This looks amazing. We got married at Ocean Isle and I think we will need to make a trip ASAP (once it warms up a tid bit) and visit this place. Love discovering new places in our backyard, thanks for sharing.
This looks like SO much fun! One of my bucket list items is to go zip lining. I’m hoping I can do it sooner than later because all the pictures I see of it always make it look so amazing!
John Milnes says
We have one like this close to us in Bolton (come to think of it, I can’t remember it’s name now /cry). But this zipline looks way more fun.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This would be an amazing experience. I have always wanted to try ziplineing. I am hoping to do it this year.
it looks like that you guys really had a LOT of fun!
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
Oh my gosh, this looks like the best time! Ziplining on my honeymoon was my favorite!
Oh man, I am so not a zipliner. I don’t like heights lol. It looks you guys had a ton of fun though!
Elizabeth O. says
I’ve only tried ziplining once! And it was totally fun. Good to know we have places like this to go to! I’m glad you had a blast!
I just tried zip lining a few months ago for the first time and loved it! I was so scared at first but it was such a thrill.
Emma White says
oh my go you I am not sure you would get me up there but looks amazingly great fun
Terri Oliver Steffes says
I would LOVE to do this but there are many reasons why I shouldn’t! Thank you for sharing your experience with those of us a bit more limited than you! Such a fun activity!
Erin @ Stay At Home Yogi says
I have never tried this but I think I could do it!! My husband and stepkids especially would love it!
I have gone zip lining twice and i absolutely love it! this looks like a great place to do it
[email protected] says
I am envious. I’ve never done it. The view is fantastic. Now I’m inspired.
I’ve been zip lining before but not anywhere as beautiful as this. I wish I wasn’t so far away (England) otherwise I would totally visit.
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
You take some great adventure outings Liz! I love ziplining and this looks like a fun park to do it in!
You all look like you are having so much fun in the pictures. BTW, I did get a little side tracked by the picture of Cranberry Red Wine Sangria on the right hand side menu. That looks delish!
Kayla @ TheEclecticElement says
I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go zip lining! We have a newer one here in Rockford but sadly it’s a little bit more expensive than I can afford. I can’t wait to go one day though 🙂 This particular park looks AMAZING!
Ron Leyba says
Wow! Looks like a lot of fun. Awesome adventure indeed!
Chasing Joy says
You are so brave. That zipline is sooooo high up!!! I don’t think I coudl do it.
Well I am afraid of heights so this would be terrifying for me but maybe I would do it…maybe. The scenery is beautiful. Looks like everyone had fun!
I’ve always wanted to do that! It looks so amazing and fun! Wow, such a great thing to be able to try
Ok seriously that looks amazing. I did not realize how pretty a swamp would be. I have never been zip lining and I live in CO where we have several places to do that! Might need to put this on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing
Miles L. says
This looks fun! I also love the setting. There are a lot of trees which make you closer to nature.
What a fun adventures look like you enjoy the day. Love the view
nicole escat says
This is absolutely a fun experience. You looks like had a fun
Amanda || Growing Up Madison says
I’ve done real zip-lining when I was in the military but here in CO there are some fun places that do it and I plan on taking the kids to do it one day. It’s a lot of fun.
Claudia Krusch says
Sounds like a lot of fun! This is something my son would love to do! Sad we don’t have anything like that near us!
Susanna @Zealous Mom says
This looks like SO much fun! I haven’t been zip lining in ages, but you are making me want to go.
Rebecca Swenor says
I can say it looks like fun but to me it looks so very frightening. Maybe some day I will be able to get the courage to go ziplining. Kudos to you all.
Yup, it looks frightening, still I want to try it. It looks so fun!
Seattle Travel Blogger says
My husband and I have gone zip-lining a number of times and always loved it.
This is a terrific experience and I agree to highly recommend it.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I have always wanted to go zip lining. This looks like a blast, what amazing views too!
I’m such a chicken but I’ll tell you – this looks like so much fun. I would love to go ziplining. It looks like such fun and River Swamp park looks gorgeous!
That freaks me out even looking at your pics. I would NEVER! Lol. I’m such a baby, but I’m glad you had a good time.
My heart just went into my throat just looking at your pictures! I tried to do an aerial course last summer and after 5 minutes my younger daughter chickened out so we got off the course. I think it was my happiest moment ever because I was scared to death but didn’t want them to lose the experience. I’ve got to try it again some day.
Mardene Carr says
Okay this is one thing that I don’t think I will ever try…I am too chicken. This is up there with Bungee Jumping for me…LOL
Melissa Bernardo says
Ziplining looks like so much fun. I’m going to have to give it a try sometime!
Life as Mum says
Oh wow. Looks so amazing! Fantastic photos. Must say you are brave lol!
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says
They just opened a zip line park by me last summer. It’s a bit spendy but it looks like fun and something I have always wanted to do.
vidya sudarsan says
Wow! your pictures look amazing. I’ve never been to a ziplining park! Someday, I want to try this. My daughters will love it!
Claudette P. Esterine says
I have done this once and crossed it off my list never to be repeated! LOL.
Nope, nope, nope! This is one of those activities that looks like fun in theory but I would freeze up if I got up on the platform. I’m glad you had a blast though!
Looks like you had a lot of fun! I have tried ziplining once and I totally loved it. As it was a part of an aerial challenge course it wasn’t too long, but I still had a lot of fun. I’d love to try a longer course though!
I haven’t been ziplining before but it’s on a consideration list. I’d love to do it in someplace beautiful like here!
I know it looks so much scarier than it is, because I’ve done it! It’s so much fun. I recommend zipling to anyone anytime. I’d visit Shallotte just to do this.
Oh this looks so FUN!! My husband is from NC and this looks like the perfect little getaway for the next time we visit!
I have never been zip lining before and I would really like to check this out. What a great addition to a family vacation!
Ana Fernandez says
This looks like a super fun activity to do with friends and family!! I did it once but was so little I barely remember it
This looks like a total blast! I have only been once, and it was a very short ride. Going through the stations would be so exciting!
How amazing, I have yet to zipline, but my teenager is a total junkie. He has done quite a few at his young age. And that aerial course, I’d love to try it too.
Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy says
Wow, that looks so fun! But I would be scared to death! I think my kids would love to do something like this.
Lexie Lane says
That’s looks so interesting and cool. Need to try that especially the zipline.
Lisa Rios says
My goodness, this looks scary, but I think this is going to be so much fun for adventure lovers for sure. May be my husband would love to step in & have some fun, not me, lol.
Always wanted to do this! Looks amazing and so much fun! what a cool adventure
I love hearing about these adventures. I want to go ziplining.
Amy Jones says
I would be so scared to try it! You are so adventurous and everyone looks super happy with the activity! I should add it to my bucket list
Jasmine Watts says
I would be so scared to try it but I love hearing about these adventures. So Interesting!
This looks like a ton of fun, though I’m definitely not the ziplining type. I get to scared, ahhh!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Never zip lining and I would be scared to try it
I remember going on the zip-line at summer camp as a kid. This brings back a lot of fun memories! Looks like you all had a great time.
This would be so much fun! I would love to do this with my kids! Looks like a great time.
Mommy Pehpot says
Oh my! It looks scary to me! But my kids saw your photos and they want to try it!
christina aliperti says
This looks like so much fun. I think it would be an exciting family trip. We always do the same things and it gets boring so this would be awesome!
Alissa Apel says
This kind of freaks me out. The boys in my life would love it though! They’d be all excited. I’d be the chicken in the back freaking out.
Oh me and heights do not agree with each other. ive heard this is so much fun though, i know my little boy would love it when he is a bit oider.
I have never been zip lining but would so love to try it!
Thanks for sharing this adventure with us.