Merchants Millpond State Park, Gatesville

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#11 of 13 in Nature in North Carolina Coast
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  • My wife and I spent the day at merchants millpond. You can rent a canoe for $5/hour. Unlike any other place we have paddled. Maneuvering around trees filled with Spanish moss. Navigating small coves l...  more »
  • a lot of trails to hike and you can rent canoes or kayaks and paddle the mill pond if you are lucky you can see the alligator that lives in the mill pond they have 5 one is 9 feet long  more »
  • Staff was very helpful and friendly, the camping area is beautiful and very secluded. Can't wait to go back!  more »
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  • Lots of great photo spots, trails, and water activities.... highly recommended not swimming in it due to past environmental issues (large scale fish death) plus snakes/ alligators, but with common sense a great place to visit
  • I loved the registration office/store. After working at a state Park in Alabama it was really nice to see another State Park in a different state. I loved it and will definitely go back!!!
  • A great place to visit.. it is a hidden treat right in the country . Great scenery!
  • Bucket list chance to kayak between extraordinary cypress and Tupelo gums amid magical reflections and black water creatures. This felt like landing on another, beautiful water planet
  • Fun day trip spot from Hampton Roads. Paddling a canoe on the millpond feels like being in a primordial forest.

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