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Paddle for the Border festival at Dismal Swamp State Park
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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.

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.

 

Enjoy a narrated ride lasting about 45 minutes on the open-air Dismal Swamp Express along Canal Road in the morning or the afternoon. Rain or shine (however, we WILL cancel for thunder/lightning), on a first come, first seated basis– we will accommodate larger groups with an additional trip if possible.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Enjoy a narrated ride lasting about 45 minutes on the open-air Dismal Swamp Express along Canal Road in the morning or the afternoon. Rain or shine (however, we WILL cancel for thunder/lightning), on a first come, first seated basis– we will accommodate larger groups with an additional trip if possible.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Enjoy a narrated ride lasting about 45 minutes on the open-air Dismal Swamp Express along Canal Road in the morning or the afternoon. Rain or shine (however, we WILL cancel for thunder/lightning), on a first come, first seated basis– we will accommodate larger groups with an additional trip if possible.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Enjoy a narrated ride lasting about 45 minutes on the open-air Dismal Swamp Express along Canal Road in the morning or the afternoon. Rain or shine (however, we WILL cancel for thunder/lightning), on a first come, first seated basis– we will accommodate larger groups with an additional trip if possible.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center