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Prescribed Fire may occur...   

Prescribed fire may occur along Lassiter Trail between now and April 1, 2018. Be aware that park staff and DFR have a plan to burn the area around Lassiter Trail when optimal conditions exsist. When optimal conditions exsist Lassiter Trail, Canoe Campgrounds, and the Backpack campground will be closed and evacuated.  If the areas are occupied you will be required to evacuate. These campsites will be avaiable by walk in reservations only on Monday-Thursday from now until April 1 or until the burning is finished for the season.  Friday-Sunday the CRS will take reservations as we hope to not burn on these days. Please adhere to signage and do not enter any closed areas.

 Posted on: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:46am
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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2.00 miles
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Easy
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white blazes
Bennets Creek Trail at Merchants Millpond State Park
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Camping Paddle Trail
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4.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Coleman Trail
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Description: 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
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cypress Point Trail
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Description: A self-guided interpretive trail, it provides beautiful views of the millpond.
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Length:
0.33 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
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white
Fire Road
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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