Merchants Millpond State Park, Gatesville

Merchants Millpond State Park is a North Carolina state park in Gates County, North Carolina, in the United States. Located near Gatesville, in North Carolina's coastal plain, it covers 3,519 acres (14.24 km2) around a 200-year-old, 700-acre (280 ha) millpond and Lassiter Swamp. Canoeing is one of the park's major attractions. Alligators live in its large cypress swamps.
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  • We hadn't been here for many years. Facilities used to be very rustic. Now there is a beautiful, modern visitor center with some good exhibits. This is where we rented a canoe to spend some time...  more »
  • My daughter visited this park last summer and told me it is a must visit, now I know what she meant. The Visitor Center is very nice with a friendly staff. The exhibits are very nice but when you get....  more »
  • First, this place had the cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen at a park! The camp areas, the canoes, everything showed the care that the staff puts into this place. Secondly, do canoe the pond. The Cyprus we're haunting and beautiful, the water smooth. Come in the spring or fall to see the gators sunning! Lastly, this is a great launching point to visit areas like the Outer Banks or Norfolk. It's all close from here and you'll have a peaceful quiet place to come back to. Loved our stay and will definitely come again!
  • Great campsites. Be careful because the measurement of the tent pad is with wooden border. Long trail and very easy. All sites are well shaded and bathrooms are clean enough. Wood is expensive but gathering is allowed. Gas station located right outside of park in case you forget anything.

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