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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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Great for large groups

We visited with our Cub Scout Pack for the weekend in the group camping area. There was plenty of... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Regular camping location

We camp here several times per year, with family and with scouts. Our two spring trips were... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
Ahoskie, North Carolina
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“boat ramp” (4 reviews)
71 US Highway 158 E, Gatesville, NC 27938-9440
+1 252-357-1191
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

We visited with our Cub Scout Pack for the weekend in the group camping area. There was plenty of room, the bathrooms were near enough, the drinking water was near enough also. Trash cans were in the campsite and emptied daily. While there was another...More

Thank KMc4528
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We camp here several times per year, with family and with scouts. Our two spring trips were excellent, although be careful of the red bugs (chiggers). It is well worth your time and money to treat your clothes with permethrin in the spring and early...More

Thank Terry428
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Camped here this past weekend and it was lovely! The campsites are private, and beautiful. The staff was extremely helpful. Canoeing was peaceful, even on a busy weekend! We loved Bennetts Trail--thought we'd see Yoda as it looked like his home planet! : ) Definitely...More

1  Thank lea743
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We were recommended to visit this park and were really pleased that we did. We started the day with one if the marked walks around part of the pond and then hired a canoe at very reasonable rates to explore the millpond further. We visited...More

2  Thank Neil F
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Located in the NE corner of NC. We go there several times a year to camp out and enjoy the area. There are several hiking trails and the rangers conduct guide hikes and can point out the history of the area and other things you...More

1  Thank Greg W
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We visited this park just for a short walk- and had our 2 y/o son with us, he wanted to expore everywhere- under path and in water as well... So am not that sure it is a place for little kids, but i myself found...More

2  Thank Olia P
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Merchants Millpond is a hidden gem in the North Carolina State Parks system. Located in the sparsely-populated northeastern corner of the state, the park preserves a 200 year old millpond that had evolved into its own unique ecosystem. The best way to experience it is...More

2  Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Staff is very friendly. a hidden gem in Gates County where people from all over the world come to see!

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Reviewed 14 September 2015

I lived in this part of North Carolina for a number of years before discovering this park, but once I did it became a regular destination. Great hiking trails and camp sites for both families and large groups. I've hiked the 2 mile Coleman trail...More

Thank PaulJohnH
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Canoe, hike or bike. Day trip or overnight camping. This is a beautiful Cyprus swamp. Most of the time it is lazy, but it can be disrupted by the sounds of wildlife. Speaking of wildlife, there are ticks here so bring your spray and check...More

Thank Oranutan1
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Jennifer R
6 November 2016|
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Response from Terry428 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we have rented them before. Be sure to dress warm, the wind across the water in the winter can be very cool.
12 August 2016|
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Response from wfdanieljr2011 | Reviewed this property |
We went in November to both the Great Dismal Swamp (border of NC/VA) and the Merchants Millpond State Park out of concern for mosquitoes, and, of course, there were no mosquitoes.
14 July 2016|
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Response from KMc4528 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we saw an aligator. But it was the snapping turtle the size of a manhole cover that made us nervous. Those were our sightings for 3 days.