A unique hydraulic arm bridge that spans the Dismal Swamp Canal allows access to the Dismal Swamp State Park. Boaters along the canal have 'right of way' which may cause some delay in pedestrians crossing the bridge. The visitor center/exhibit hall, restrooms and parking are handicap accessible.
Dismal Swamp State Park
March - October: 8am - 6pm
November - February: 8am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day
Weekdays: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Trails close one-half hour before park closing time.