Dismal Swamp State Park, South Mills

#79 of 100 in Nature in North Carolina
Dismal Swamp State Park is located in South Mills. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dismal Swamp State Park by using our South Mills trip itinerary maker.
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40 reviews
  • July 10, 2017
    I visit this park several times a year. There is a nice long bicycle and walking trail paralleling US-17. The entrance area is quiet, a good place to canoe or kayak and maybe have a picnic. There are ...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Very nice and well kept park. We saw a few animals while walking the trails. The Park employees were very nice and helpful.  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    Visited the great dismal swamp for the first time with family . Had a great time walking on the trail and kayaking along the canal . Towards the end of the afternoon we got rented bikes. Bike selectio...  more »
  • June 13, 2017
    Rented kayaks and paddled down the canal. Beautiful!! Three hiking trails. The one through the swamp is raised wood walkway. We had a great day here!
  • April 4, 2017
    An astounding place I had never heard of. It's a massive wild, swampy area that sits on the border of North Carolina and VA. We stopped on the way to Chincoteague Island because I just had to see a place called "The Great Dismal Swamp". It has a nice clean visitor center, with displays and information and lucky for us, T shirts. Worth a longer visit than we could give it.
  • August 21, 2017
    The trails are great place to walk, run, or bike with the family and it being free is a huge plus.
  • July 9, 2017
    Nice place, good loops and some good plaques and exercise points. It was a good place to take the dog.
  • August 12, 2017
    Great scenery, bikes and canoes for 10 dollars an hour. Watch out for the wildlife, you've been warned.

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