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Dismal Swamp State Park

Boardwalk Hike

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 06/24/2018 - 11:00am

Take a shaded walk along the beautiful Boardwalk with the park ranger. Look for birds and other wildlife and discover some of what the Swamp has to offer.

Summer Paddle

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:30am

Join the ranger for a leisurely guided paddle along the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and beat the heat! Everything you need—kayak, paddle, PFD, and instruction—will be provided. You must pre-register by calling the office to reserve your spot.

Winter Tree ID

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm

If you would like to learn how to identify tricky winter trees, come to this workshop to find out what other clues you can use to find out which tree is which!
**Dress for the weather—we will go outside for about 30 minutes!**

Something's Fishy

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:00pm

Introducing to our 2018 educational theme...FISH! Learn a little bit about the different species of fish that inhabit the swamp and about the Japanese art form Gyotaku, or fish-printing. Make your own fish print to take home. (And we’ll do it from the comfort and warmth of the indoors.)
 

Denizens of the Dismal

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/10/2018 - 2:00pm

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many fascinating animals that call the Swamp home. You will be able to see mounts, skulls, and tracks. There will also be touchable pelts.

Denizens of the Dismal

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:00am

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many fascinating animals that call the Swamp home. You will be able to see mounts, skulls, and tracks. There will also be touchable pelts.

Denizens of the Dismal

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:00am

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many fascinating animals that call the Swamp home. You will be able to see mounts, skulls, and tracks. There will also be touchable pelts.

Statewide Star Party in the Swamp

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:30pm

Join us at the Dismal Swamp State Park for a Statewide Star Party event! The Swamp offers one of the darker places in the area to observe the stars. Pre-registration is required for this program--call the park office at 252-771-6593 to sign up.
Rain date Saturday, 21 April 2018, same place, same time. Event will be held indoors if the rain date is also rained out!

Winter Birding Basics

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 2:00pm

Winter is a wonderful time to observe many different types of birds. Some are only here for the winter, and most make use of the park bird feeders, which means you can observe them from the warmth of the indoors! Learn a little about identifying birds and which ones to look for this time of year. This program is intended for beginners.

Drop-in Holiday Craft

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:00am

Stop by anytime this weekend to make a "naturally wonderful" holiday-themed craft project to brighten your home! Kid-friendly with adult supervision, but crafters of all ages are welcome to participate. We'll have all the supplies ready for you! Daily, from 8 am-4:30 pm: please plan to be finished no later than 4:30 pm each day.