Dismal Swamp State Park
2294 US 17 North
South Mills, NC 27976
Feel your daily stresses melt away as you cross
the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and walk along the 2000-foot
boardwalk into this geological wonder. Experience first hand the
lush swamp forest and get up-close and personal with the wide
variety of wildlife.
For the adventurer, there are 18 miles of hiking
and mountain biking trails. Or, enjoy a leisurely paddle down the
Dismal Swamp Canal in your 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 center and exhibit hall. All of this and more can be
found just 3 miles south of the NC/VA border on US Hwy 17.
Dismal Swamp State Park is located in Camden
County on US Hwy 17 three miles south of the NC/VA border near
Traveling north on US 17 from Elizabeth City,
turn left into the NC DOT rest area. Follow the road around to
the park entrance at the south end of the rest area.
Traveling south on US 17 from the Hampton
Roads area, turn right into the NC DOT rest area. Follow the
road around to the park entrance at the south end of the rest