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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 park staff as we explore the millpond in the 30' 12 passanager Big Canoes!  Registration is required and space is limited.  The canoes are here for a limited time so reserve your spot now.  Call (252) 357-1191 to sign up for this free program.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 2:30pm
Start Location:
Boat Ramp

Help us celebrate Autumn and Merchants Millpond at Millpond Day on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10:00 - 2:00.  We have lots of fun acitivities planned!  We will have exhibits, archery, games, food, music, pumpkin carving, wagon rides, bounce houses, and more!

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/27/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Merchants Millpond State Park

176 Millpond Road
GatesvilleNC 27938
Latitude: 36.437105
Longitude: -76.701580

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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