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Paddle for the Border

Paddle for the Border festival at Dismal Swamp State Park
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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:00am
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Paddle for the Border

Join the park for the 13th annual Paddle for the Border...this years also marks state parks' 100th anniversary! This event is held in conjunction with the City of Chesapeake Parks and Recreation and the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center. Participants paddle 7 1/2 miles between the State Park and North River Park in Chesapeake, crossing the VA/NC state line (great photo opportunity!) T-Shirt, Breakfast, lunch and live music included in registration through City of Chesapeake Parks and Recreation website. Registration opens in January and fills quickly. Boat Limits at approximately 425 for the event.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 7:30am
Start Location: 
Visitor Center

Dismal Swamp State Park

2294 US 17 North
South MillsNC 27976
Latitude: 36.505700
Longitude: -76.355100

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March - October: 8am - 6pm 
November - February: 8am - 5pm 
Closed Christmas Day

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Weekdays: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

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