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Dismal Swamp State Park

Dismal Swamp State Park is a pet-friendly recreation area offering 20 miles of trails and a 2,000-foot boardwalk overlooking the Great Dismal Swamp. Dogs are allowed on all routes in this South Mills, NC, park as long as they remain leashed. Bike and boat rentals are available through the park as well. Please visit their website for current prices. Visit Website

Or call (252) 771-6593 or email dismal.swamp@ncparks.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Dismal Swamp State Park has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Elizabeth
    Mar 30, 2019
    Fun Park

    Dirt trails and paved trails. Dogs are. Or allowed in the visitor center, but leashed dogs welcome everywhere else.

  • Wendy
    Jul 19, 2018
    All around great

    Been looking for a place to bring doggo on an adventure without blowing my wallet and this was just the ticket. Staff was friendly and helpful. Had no problem with our pooch in a rental kayak and recommeded certain trails to hike after. Of course leash laws still exist and she wasnt allowed inside the visiter center to rent said kayak which makes sense with the taxidermy by the door. Plenty of picnic tables to eat at. Indoor bathroom for visiters and one at the rest stop if your pooch cant leave your side. Only complant were mosqitos on said trails which were expected but none on the water oddly enough. Rentals were 5 dollars a kayak.

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