Supplies to make a pine-cone turkey to adorn your holiday table will be set up for you to make with your children (or for yourself!) at your leisure daily during our normal Visitor Center operating hours of 8 am-4:30 pm. Then take a hike and search for some live wild turkeys!
Events and Programs
Dismal Swamp State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.
Ring in the New Year at the Dismal Swamp! Get a jump start on your 100-Mile Challenge for 2018, and enjoy some fresh air. We'll provide hot chocolate and cookies afterward!
Dismal Swamp State Park
March - October: 8am - 6pm
November - February: 8am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day
Weekdays: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Trails close one-half hour before park closing time.