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Current status of park facilities   

All campgrounds at Merchants Millpond have reopened. You can reserve a campsite online or by calling 1-877-722-6762. Expect longer than normal wait times for phone calls.

Hourly canoe rentals remain CLOSED. Canoe rentals are available for canoe-in campers only for 24-hour rentals. 

The Classroom and Outdoor Classroom are not available for rentals at this time due to other operational needs for those facilities.

Lassiter Trail has been rerouted.  The trail begins at the Visitor Center and is a distance of 7 miles.  The current maps are not an accurate representation of the trail.  Please follow the White circle blazes posted along the trail.  There are times that the bicycle trail and Lassiter trail run together.  The bicycle trail is blazed with Red Triangles.  Bikes are only allowed on sections of trail that are blazed with Red Triangles.  Bikers must announce their presence, make sure the hikers see them, and slow down while passing hikers.

 Last updated on: Monday, August 23, 2021


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
     

 

 

 

Facilities for rent

Check the reservations website for availability and prices. 

In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:

Picnic Shelter

Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.

The picnic shelter at Millpond Road accommodates up to 48 people. A drink/snack machine, water fountains, and restrooms are nearby. The shelter is handicap accessible.

Classroom

The classroom, located in the visitor center, accommodates up to 30 people. A drink/snack machine, water fountains, and restrooms are nearby. The classroom is handicap accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park.

Outdoor Classroom

The outdoor classroom near the visitor center accommodates up to 30 people. A drink/snack machine, water fountains, and restrooms are nearby. The classroom is handicap accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park.

Auditorium

The auditorium, located in the visitor center, accommodates up to 70 people. A drink/snack machine, water fountains, and restrooms are nearby. The classroom is handicap accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park.