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“Historic, quiet and peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dismal Swamp State Park

Dismal Swamp State Park
2294 US 17 North,, South Mills, NC 27976
252-771-6593
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 attraction reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Historic, quiet and peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Pack some lunch and cold drinks. Walk or hike and enjoy the serenity. Really beautiful year-round but love the place in the fall.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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“The Park Has A Fabulous History But Best Toured by Water”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Its better than okay, but its hard to see the really exciting things like the continuation of the digging of important native American and Underground Railway sites. But Lake Drummond is very impressive by boat. The trails are just okay unless you happen to see a bear.

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Fayetteville, NC
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“Best Boating & Hiking Secret of the Northern Outer Banks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

For a VERY reasonable fee, take an hour (or more) to paddle the section of Intra-coastal waterway in North Carolina's Dismal Swamp. Pack a picnic lunch because you'll come off the water wanting a snack.
Take 15 minutes to orient yourselves with their movie and don't leave the Fabulous visitor center (Built 2008) without patting one of the two real (but stuffed) bears or their other park friends!
Unlike the ugly Troll, the very nice Park Bridge Keeper, will let you pass over to get there!
This half-day trip is Very fun - Very reasonably priced - and reveals a Very interesting chapter of our American Revolutionary Story.
Bring a water bottle, sun screen and sun glasses for the water and picnic lunch.

Visited July 2011
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