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Winter Solstice Night Hike

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Solstice Night Hike

Experience the Swamp after dark! Take a guided hike along Bull Boulevard with the ranger to see what comes out when the sun goes down. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and it's also the peak night for the Ursid meteor shower. Dress in warm layers. You can bring a flashlight- red lights are best, but we will have a few red balloons available to convert your white light. Children are welcome, but please be prepared for a very dark night--there will be almost no moon!

*You must pre-register for this hike by calling the office to sign up!*

Date of Event: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Start Location: 
Visitor Center Parking Lot
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

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.