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Ride with the Ranger: Earn the Burn

Paddle for the Border festival at Dismal Swamp State Park
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Ride with the Ranger: Earn the Burn

If you haven't visited the site of the 2011 fire, here's your chance to get out and see it on a guided bike ride! Children and novice bikers are welcome, but this trip could be considered moderately difficult. Plan for about 4-5 hours of ride time over trails that are flat but rocky, sandy, and/or muddy in spots along the way. Distance is approximately 16 miles round trip. There will be a lunch break at the halfway point: pack your own lunch and bring plenty of water. Insect repellent is recommended.
Park bikes are available and must be reserved in advance. It is highly recommended to bring your own bike if you have one. Please call the office at 252-771-6593 to pre-register for this program to help us plan.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:30am
Start Location: 
Visitor Center
  • Lateral West Burn Scar in Dismal Swamp State Park

Dismal Swamp State Park

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

Park Hours:

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.