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A summer day at Merchants Millpond State Park
Trails closed Tuesday, August 4   

Trails at Merchants Millpond State Park are closed as staff works to assess damage from Hurricane Isaias. This alert will be removed when trails have reopened.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Campground closure due to Hurricane    

Due to potentially damaging winds from Hurricane Isaias, campgrounds at Merchants Millpond State Park will be closed Monday, August 3, 2020 and Tuesday, August 4,2020. Please contact the park or visit the park's website for the latest updates and closures.

 Last updated on: Sunday, August 2, 2020

Construction Site    

Access area to the pier behind the Visitor Center is rerouted to the East side of the Visitor Center due to construction. Please stay out of the marked area. Thank you.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Merchants Millpond State Park


Contact the park
 

252-357-1191

merchants.millpond@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

176 Millpond Road
Gatesville, NC 27938

GPS: 36.4371, -76.7016
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:

Open daily:​
8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • March to October:

Open daily:​
8:00am to 6:30pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Merchants Millpond State Park

Southern swamp and hardwood forest mingle at Merchants Millpond State Park, adorning the landscape with massive bald cypress trees, beech groves, Spanish moss and exotic wildlife. Canoes can be rented or visitors can bring their own for a unique paddling experience. Three types of camping are available at family and group campgrounds, primitive backpacking sites and three remote canoe-in campgrounds reached by paddling trails. The scenic pond is surrounded by picnic grounds, nine miles of hiking trails and a visitor center offering museum-quality exhibits. Some trail segments are open to biking. Fishing is available from the bank, or small boats (trolling motors only) may be launched at the boat ramp.
 


Reservations
 

Find and book a campsite or facility online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762
 


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27938 Gatesville, NC