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PARK CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION   

Dismal Swamp State Park, including the canoe and kayak launch, remains CLOSED for extensive repairs to the bridge that allows entrance to the park. Repairs are expected to be completed in January 2022. Visitors may still access the main canal, a Federal waterway, via the boat launch at the end of Ballahack Road or at Swayers Creek in Camden.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

No rentals available at this time   

There are no bike or boat rentals available at the park at this time.

 Last updated on: Friday, May 28, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Dismal Swamp State Park


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
     

 

 

 

Visitor center

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.

 

Visitor Center at Dismal Swamp State Park