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Contact the park
 

252-771-6593

dismal.swamp@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

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

GPS: 36.5057, -76.3551
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • Trails close 30 minutes before park closing time.
     

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  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 4:30pm
     
  • Saturday to Sunday:
    9:30am to 4:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

 

 

PARK CLOSED   

Dismal Swamp State Park is closed until further notice as of Monday, March 30 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state. All trails, parking areas, restrooms, and the visitor center are closed.

 Last updated on: Monday, March 30, 2020

Things to do

Hiking

The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Canoeing

Glide along the amber colored waters of the historic Dismal Swamp Canal in your own canoe or kayak. A boat ramp near the parking area gives access to the canal waters. Don't forget your life vests!

Or rent a canoe or kayak from the park. One and two person kayaks are available. See the Fees/FAQS/Rules page for rental information.

Fishing

Fishing is available at Dismal Swamp State Park; there are plenty of fresh water fish, especially in warmer weather. State fishing licenses are required and the rules of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Marine Fisheries apply.

Picnicking

A picnic is a great way to enjoy a day out-of-doors.