Park staff is hoping to conduct prescribed burns during the late winter and early spring. This may result in temporary closure of some trails, campgrounds, or facilities on short notice. It should not affect weekend park operations. If you have any questions please call the Park Office at (252)357-1191.Last updated on: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Merchants Millpond State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information.
To arrange a special exploration of Merchants Millpond State Park for your group or class, contact the park office.
Educational materials about Merchants Millpond State Park have been developed for grades 4-6 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Merchants Millpond program introduces students to basic animal characteristics, focusing on the beaver. Majors concepts covered include adaptation, habitat, beaver-human similarities, animal signs and stewardship. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.