Located in Camden County abutting the state's northeast border with Virginia, Dismal Swamp State Park provides access to the Great Dismal Swamp, the largest remaining swamp in the eastern United States. This area features unique and abundant plant life and wildlife, as well as a rich cultural history that intertwines with George Washington, the Underground Railroad, and Prohibition. The 22-mile Dismal Swamp Canal is a popular paddling destination and hosts the annual Paddle for the Border event.
Trails close 30 minutes before park closing time.
|January||8 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|February||8 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|March||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|April||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|May||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|June||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|July||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|August||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|September||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|October||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|November||8 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|December||8 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
Open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Top: Visitor center in the fall, staff photo
Gallery: Dismal Swamp Canal, staff photo | Deer crossing Canal Road Trail after a light snowfall, K. Sanford | Swamp Boardwalk Trail, C. Peek | Paddle for the Border event, C. Peek | Black bear on the trail, T. DeSantis