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176 Millpond Road
Gatesville, NC 27938

252-357-1191
merchants.millpond@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 36.437105, -76.70158

 

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

Status of park facilities   

Trails at the park are open, but the visitor center and all restrooms are CLOSED. Park gates will close at sunset.

All events and programs have been CANCELED until further notice.

All camping facilities are CLOSED. Campers with reservations will be contacted by the reservation system staff to be issued a full refund.

 Last updated on: Friday, March 20, 2020

List of trails

Nine miles of trails with many varied habitats offer a place to stretch muscles left stiff from hours of canoeing. The Fire Road and a section of Lassiter Trail are open to bicyclists. Merchants Millpond is heavily infested with ticks during warm weather months; be cautious while hiking. Insect repellent may help prevent a tick bite and the possibility of disease. Tuck trousers into long socks and tuck a long-sleeved shirt into pants. Check often for ticks. Wear light colors so that ticks may be easily spotted and removed. For other tips, contact park staff.

 


Bennets Creek Trail
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Length:
2.00 miles
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
white blazes

Camping Paddle Trail
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Length:
4.50 miles
one way
Difficulty:
moderate hike
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Coleman Trail
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The Merchants Millpond State Park TRACK Trail follows the Coleman Trail, an easy and flat 2 mile loop. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the forest while exploring the habitats that surround Merchants Millpond.


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Length:
2.00 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy hike
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Cypress Point Trail
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A self-guided interpretive trail, it provides beautiful views of the millpond.


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Length:
0.33 miles
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
white

Fire Road
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