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Contact the park
 

252-771-6593

dismal.swamp@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

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

GPS: 36.5057, -76.3551
 

Hours
 

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  • 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.
     

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

 

 

 

 

 

PARK CLOSED   

Dismal Swamp State Park is closed until further notice as of Monday, March 30 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state. All trails, parking areas, restrooms, and the visitor center are closed.

 Last updated on: Monday, March 30, 2020

Additional information

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Bike Rental

Bikes can be rented at the Visitor Center. Fees are $7 per hour.

Boat Rental

Kayaks and canoes can be rented at the Visitor Center. Fees are $7 per hour.

Permits

Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.

 

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.