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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 Ranger for a 1.5 hour tour of Merchants Millpond.  No experience needed!  Come enjoy the twisted Tupelo trees interspersed between the Bald Cypress trees.  With any luck we may catch a glimpse at one of the Alligators! You may rent a canoe from us for $5.00 or bring your own.  Pre registration required please call (252) 357-1191.  Bring a change of clothes and a towel (Just in case).

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Ranger for a 1.5 hour tour of Merchants Millpond.  No experience needed!  Come enjoy the twisted Tupelo trees interspersed between the Bald Cypress trees.  With any luck we may catch a glimpse at one of the Alligators! You may rent a canoe from us for $5.00 or bring your own.  Pre registration required please call (252) 357-1191.  Bring a change of clothes and a towel (Just in case).

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Ranger for a 1.5 hour tour of Merchants Millpond.  No experience needed!  Come enjoy the twisted Tupelo trees interspersed between the Bald Cypress trees.  With any luck we may catch a glimpse at one of the Alligators! You may rent a canoe from us for $5.00 or bring your own.  Pre registration required please call (252) 357-1191.  Bring a change of clothes and a towel (Just in case).

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00am to 11:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Park Ranger for a 2.5 mile hike to enjoy the fall foliage and discover animal activity.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00am.  We will have a limited number of binoculars available for loan.  Wear hiking shoes and bring water and bug spray.  For more information please call the Park Office at (252)357-1191.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00am to 11:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

Merchants Millpond State Park

176 Millpond Road
GatesvilleNC 27938
Phone252-357-1191
merchants.millpond@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.437105
Longitude: -76.701580

Park Hours:

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