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Paddle for the Border festival at Dismal Swamp State Park
Portion of Supplejack Trail CLOSED until further notice   

The middle section of the Supplejack Trail (from the second entrance near the liquor still to the third entrance near 0.5 mi marker on Canal Road) is currently closed due to a very large tree blocking the trail completely. Once staff have removed it, the trail will reopen.

 Last updated on: Friday, July 1, 2022

Map of North Carolina – 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




Dismal Swamp State Park

Dismal Swamp State Park allows a unique wilderness experience in a landscape that has been witness to American Indian hunting parties, exploration by George Washington and the story of the Underground Railroad. The park features 20 miles of trails, beyond a 2,000-foot boardwalk that puts visitors in the midst of the Great Dismal Swamp. Birding and viewing abundant wildlife are favored activities. Mountain biking on the trails and kayaking the adjacent Dismal Swamp Canal are both encouraged. Visitors may bring their own equipment or rent at the park. Regular interpretive programs about the wetlands ecology and history of the famed swamp complement museum-quality exhibits in the visitor center.


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Dismal Swamp State Park is currently accepting applications for seasonal General Utility Workers.

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27976 South Mills, NC