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CANCELLED - 17th Annual Paddle for the Border

Paddle for the Border festival at Dismal Swamp State Park
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Visitor center

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

GPS: 36.5057, -76.3551



  • 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.


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






CANCELLED - 17th Annual Paddle for the Border


Registration is **FULL** for the 17th annual Paddle for the Border event! Join other paddle enthusiasts for a 7.5 mile paddle from NC to VA. Breakfast, lunch, t-shirt or hat, and shuttle transporation are included in the registration fee. This popular event sells out fast, so visit to get more information or sign up for the waiting list.

You may bring your own canoe, kayak, or paddle board (no motors) or rent a boat for the day. Park boats (canoes, single/double kayaks) cost $14/day and will be transported for you. Reservations for park boats are on a first-come, first-served basis and limited in number. Contact the state park office at 252-771-6593 for park boat reservations.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 8:00am

Start Location: 
Boat Launch

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
7.5 miles, moderate