The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.
Glide along the amber colored waters of the historic Dismal Swamp Canal in your own canoe or kayak. A boat ramp near the parking area gives access to the canal waters. Don't forget your life vests!
Or rent a canoe or kayak from the park. One and two person kayaks are available. See the Fees/FAQS/Rules page for rental information.
Fishing is available at Dismal Swamp State Park; there are plenty of fresh water fish, especially in warmer weather. State fishing licenses are required and the rules of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Marine Fisheries apply.
A picnic is a great way to enjoy a day out-of-doors.
Dismal Swamp State Park
March - October: 8am - 6pm
November - February: 8am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day
Weekdays: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Trails close one-half hour before park closing time.