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Dismal Swamp State Park

Afternoon Wagon Ride

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 03/25/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 04/01/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 04/08/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 04/15/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 04/29/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 05/06/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, 05/27/2018 - 2:00pm

Take a ride aboard the open-air Dismal Swamp Express and enjoy the scenery along Canal Road along with the spring weather! With stops at the liquor still and lighter boat replicas, you'll learn about the Swamp's colorful past and how it came to be a park. Wildlife sightings are also possible!

Morning Wagon Ride

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 03/25/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 04/08/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 04/15/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 04/29/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 05/13/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:00am
Sun, 05/27/2018 - 11:00am

Take a ride aboard the open-air Dismal Swamp Express and enjoy the scenery along Canal Road along with the spring weather! With stops at the liquor still and lighter boat replicas, you'll learn about the Swamp's colorful past and how it came to be a park. Wildlife sightings are also possible!

TRACK Trail Hike

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:00am

Join the ranger for a kid-friendly guided hike along the park's TRACK Trail. If you are not familiar with the TRACK Trail program, you will learn what it is and how it works.

Experience the Equinox Sunset Paddle

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Tue, 03/20/2018 - 6:00pm

It's the first day of spring! Experience the Equinox with an after-hours sunset paddle along the historic Dismal Swamp Canal. You'll learn a little bit about the equinox and also some park history, because tomorrow is Dismal Swamp's 10th birthday! Don't forget that paddling miles count for your NC 100 Mile Challenge.

10th Anniversary 10K Run

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am

Celebrate Dismal Swamp's 10th Anniversary with a 10K run! Join Ranger Joe for a trip to the S Martha Washington water control structures and back. Add some more miles to your NC 100 Mile Challenge log.

Spring Paddle

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:00am

Join the ranger for a leisurely paddle along the historic Dismal Swamp Canal. Everything you need--kayak, paddle, and PFD--along with instruction, will be provided. Don't forget that paddling miles count for your NC 100 Mile Challenge!

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.