Dismal Swamp State Park, South Mills

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  • My daughter and I went for the name. Great Dismal Swamp, it sounded like it was going to be gothic and gloomy and photogenic. I like a good swamp. It wasn't very photogenic though - our main...  more »
  • We visited the Dismal Swamp State Park on a meandering road trip during our quest to visit all 100 counties in NC. The northeast corner of NC is quite different- the Dismal Swamp State Park is...  more »
  • This is a really cool park. It's a wonderful re-purposing of old U.S. Hwy 17. The old 2-lane highway has been turned into a hiking/biking trail. It stretches for over 16 miles, I only hiked the first three miles up and back from the northern trail head. I really enjoyed the peaceful nature walk, which at places had breathtaking, postcard-esque views of the canal.
  • Welcoming rangers at the gate. A lovely visitor center with animal exhibits plus a movie room. The small "8" trail behind the visitor center gave us a good idea of the vegetation plus some Flora of the place ..saw dragonflies , lizards ..even a king snake when we were leaving the park . See if you can spot it in the picture ..
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