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Map of North Carolina – Dismal Swamp State Park

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Scheduled events

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.

 

New to birding? Come learn some basic skills indoors and practice IDing the park’s bird mounts. Dress for a 15-minute outside hike to look for live ones at the end.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Auditorium

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many interesting animals that call the Swamp home. See mounts and skulls, along with touchable furs.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/08/2020 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Auditorium

Creepy, crawly...and misunderstood! Several species of bats call the Swamp home, but you may never see them. Learn why these flying mammals are special!

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Auditorium

If you would like to learn how to identify tricky winter trees, come to this workshop to find out what other clues you can use to find out which tree is which!
**Dress for the weather—we will go outside for about 30 minutes!**

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Auditorium

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many interesting animals that call the Swamp home. See mounts and skulls, along with touchable furs.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Auditorium