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Merchants Millpond State Park

A summer day at Merchants Millpond State Park
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Road and Site Closures   

Millpond Road is closed south of the Visitors Center.  Canoe in group campsites and two of the walk in group sites are closed due to flooding.  Bennett's Creek and Cypress Point Trails are closed.  Lassiter Trail is only open if you park at the Bike Trail entrance.

 Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:36pm

Merchants Millpond State Park

Southern swamp and hardwood forest mingle at Merchants Millpond State Park, adorning the landscape with massive bald cypress trees, beech groves, Spanish moss and exotic wildlife. Canoes and kayaks can be rented or visitors can bring their own for a unique paddling experience. Three types of camping are available at family and group campgrounds, primitive backpacking sites and three remote canoe-in campgrounds reached by paddling trails. The scenic pond is surrounded by picnic grounds, nine miles of hiking trails and a visitor center offering museum-quality exhibits. Some trail segments are open to biking. Fishing is available from the bank, or small boats (trolling motors only) may be launched at the boat ramp.

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Contact:

Merchants Millpond State Park

176 Millpond Road
GatesvilleNC 27938
Phone252-357-1191
merchants.millpond@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.437105
Longitude: -76.701580

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March and October: 8am - 8pm
April, May, September: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am -9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
Weekdays, 8am - 30 minutes before park closing