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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.


We will be taking a trip up into Lassiter Swamp.  This will be a 6 hour canoe trip, it takes 2 1/2 hours to get up to an island where we will stop for lunch, afterwards we will contiune to the big tree and then back  2 1/2 hours to the Merchants Millpond State Park Visitor Center.  We do ask that you bring your own lunch, a pair of knee boots.  This is a very intensive trip as we fight the current going and the wind on the way back.  If you have any questions or to register, call the park staff at 252 357 1191. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Merchants Millpond State Park Visitor Center

176 Millpond Road
Gatesville, NC 27938



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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March and October: 8am - 8pm
April, May, September: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am -9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Visitor Center Hours
November – February
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
March – October
8:00 am – 6:30 pm