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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.

 

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many fascinating animals that call the Swamp home. See mounts and skulls. There will be furs you can touch.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Auditorium

Make a unique and nature-themed table centerpiece or tree ornament to take home with you. We'll supply the materials, and you supply the creativity!
Come in anytime during the days and hours listed to build your art.

Date of Event:
Thu, 12/20/2018 - 8:30am to Wed, 12/26/2018 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many fascinating animals that call the Swamp home. See mounts and skulls. There will be furs you can touch.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/29/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Auditorium

Start the new year off on the right foot by joining the ranger for a hike! You'll meet one of the park's champion trees. Enjoy some snacks and hot chocolate afterwards.

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

Dismal Swamp State Park

2294 US 17 North
South MillsNC 27976
Phone252-771-6593
dismal.swamp@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.505700
Longitude: -76.355100

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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.