Dismal Swamp State Park, South Mills

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  • Loved the view from the bridge over the sawmp. The free visitor center had surprisingly well designed and enagaing exhibits for all ages. Several hiking trails available. The short boardwalk TRACK tra...  more »
  • Visited with wife and daughter. No entry fee. You can rent a bike or kayak for $5/hour. We toured the visitor center and hiked the trails. We saw two deer and one small green snake. Great way to spend...  more »
  • first ranger told us about the. history of the swamp and how the underground railroad came through there. we were to get a boat to ride the trail and see the animals along the way. the museum had grea...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful parts of the intercoastal waterway. Not as narrow as it may seem. Autopilot could steer for a minute before getting off course. You will hit submerged logs even with 4ft draft, but that's usually harmless.
  • This is a beautiful state park hidden behind a rest area. My wife and I biked 17+ miles around the crushed gravel paths. These were very well maintained although over one short stretch they had enough ruts and bumps that made it a little trickier. All were very flat. There trails follow the canals and ditches in the park and go through old growth forest, mixed trees, swamp and am area cleared by fire in 2011. We saw many deer and other wildlife. The staff was super helpful.
  • More light "Delightful" Swamp State Park... The Heavily fortified Dismal Swamp State Park, replete with it's own drawbridge and gate sentry.... presumably to defend against invading armies or perhaps legislative enemies of the state parks system. #donttreadonNCparks
  • This is a well-kept, beautiful state park in NC just 20 minutes south of our home in Chesapeake, VA. A wide 4-lane road - Rt17- will take you smoothly there. Outdoor fun and indoor educational center offer a variety of activities.
  • Beautiful place. Wish we had more time to spend here. Really liked the fact that you could rent kayaks
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