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Events and Programs

Merchants Millpond State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Join a Park Ranger to learn how to identify ducks by their different characteristics as well as their sounds.  Each participant will recieve a free duck call while supplies last.  For more information call (252)357-1191.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Classroom

The invasives are invading!  We will be discussing several invasive problems that the Merchants Millpond State Park is facing and how to deal with them.  Specific invasives include Japanese Wisteria, Chinese Privet, Canada Geese, and Nutria.  For more information feel free to contact park staff at 252 357 1191.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/29/2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Start Location:
Merchants Millpond State Park Visitor Center Classroom

Join a Park Ranger to learn about the FUN of Fishing.  Meet at the Visitor Center to learn how about fishing techniques.  After some lessons we will transition to the catwalks over Bennetts Creek on Millpond Rd. for some fishing fun!   Don't have a fishing license?  Dont worry, July 4th 2019 is "Free Fishing Day" and a license is not required for this day.

Date of Event:
Thu, 07/04/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Have you ever wondered what a Park Ranger actaully does?  Have you ever considered becoming a Ranger?  Come out to the classroom at the Merchants Millpond State Park Visitor Center to learn what a Park Ranger actually does!  Also find out how to have a rewarding career as a Park Ranger!

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/06/2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Start Location:

Join a park Ranger to learn about the animals that call Merchants Millpond home.  We will meet in the Visitor Center Classroom.

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/20/2019 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Classroom

176 Millpond Road
Gatesville, NC 27938



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