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Merchants Millpond State Park

71 US Highway 158 E, Gatesville, NC 27938-9440
+1 252-357-1191
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Amazing park

We stayed for six nights in our 18 foot camper in the family campground. The campground itself is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rushell65
via mobile
This Park Has A Super Visitor Center, Great Kayaking, & Clean Interesting Campground

This trip we stayed at the family camp ground and there were only a half dozen other campers. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
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Norfolk, Virginia
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71 US Highway 158 E, Gatesville, NC 27938-9440
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed for six nights in our 18 foot camper in the family campground. The campground itself is beautiful, with large sites that are a good distance from one another. The bathhouse was clean and taken care of. The campground has a trail that leads...More

Thank Rushell65
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip we stayed at the family camp ground and there were only a half dozen other campers. It was clean and quiet. We brought our own kayaks this time and headed to the Chowan River. But we hiked here first and revisited the exhibits...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

For $5/hour/canoe you can't be the price when taking into consideration the gorgeous scenery. We've been to many of the NC state parks and I was amazed how much we enjoyed this location. I would come back again in the spring or fall and with...More

Thank jbrudy
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent the day at merchants millpond. You can rent a canoe for $5/hour. Unlike any other place we have paddled. Maneuvering around trees filled with Spanish moss. Navigating small coves looking for alligators. We spent almost two hours on the water....More

Thank Kevin J
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

a lot of trails to hike and you can rent canoes or kayaks and paddle the mill pond if you are lucky you can see the alligator that lives in the mill pond they have 5 one is 9 feet long

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Staff was very helpful and friendly, the camping area is beautiful and very secluded. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Kristi W
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

There is a small dock at the pond where you can view the area, we saw turtles from the dock. There were lots of lily pads that were beginning to bloom, it was pretty. You can rent double kayaks or canoes. There is a landing...More

Thank Kmom49210
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We camped for two nights at Merchants Millpond in our Aliner trailer. It's a splendid campground with wonderful campsites for tents or trailers (good isolation of sites; nearby water), clean restrooms and showers, and access to a trail leading to the Visitors Center. I gave...More

Thank Lars L
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Merchants Millpond was originally called Norfleets Millpond and was built in 1811. It was referred to as Merchants Millpond ; the name that stuck, because it became the center of economic activity in Gates County. But don't come here expecting to see a wide open...More

Thank Rick B
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

This was our 2nd state park visited on the thanksgiving road trip, and it was absolutely fantastic. Pictures do not do justice of the beauty of this park. Just go and be amazed by the cypress. I would recommends going when it's cool weather because...More

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kfieldh34
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
Mill Pond only has 5 trail Bennets Creek, Camping, Coleman, Cypress Point, and Fire Road Trails have never heard of Enchanted Forest
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