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Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 11:00am

Dismal Swamp State Park

Dismal Swamp State Park allows a unique wilderness experience in a landscape that has been witness to American Indian hunting parties, exploration by George Washington and the story of the Underground Railroad. The park features 20 miles of trails, beyond a 2,000-foot boardwalk that puts visitors in the midst of the Great Dismal Swamp. Birding and viewing abundant wildlife are favored activities. Mountain biking on the trails and kayaking the adjacent Dismal Swamp Canal are both encouraged. Visitors may bring their own equipment or rent at the park. Regular interpretive programs about the wetlands ecology and history of the famed swamp complement museum-quality exhibits in the visitor center.

 


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27976 South Mills, NC



2294 U.S. 17 N.
South Mills, NC 27976

252-771-6593
dismal.swamp@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 36.505700, -76.355100
 

March - October: 8am - 6pm 
November - February: 8am - 5pm 
Closed Christmas Day

Visitor Center
Weekdays: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Trails close one-half hour before park closing time.