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Dismal Swamp State Park

2294 US Highway 17 North South Mills, NC 27976


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Feel your daily stresses melt away as you cross the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and walk along the 300-foot boardwalk into this geological wonder. Experience firsthand the lush swamp forest and get up-close and personal with the wide variety of wildlife. For the adventurer, there are 16.7 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Or, enjoy a leisurely paddle down the Dismal Swamp Canal in a rented canoe or kayak. Learn why George Washington called the Dismal Swamp “a glorious paradise”, how the swamp was important in the Underground Railroad, and the ecological importance of wetlands in the visitor’s center and exhibit hall. 

Download the Dismal Swamp Trail Map.

All of this and more can be found just 3 miles south of the NC/VA border on US Hwy 17. For more information, visit the Dismal Swamp State Park Website or call 252-771-6593.  


Regional Map - South Mills

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