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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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Attack of the ticks, mosquitoes, and deer flies

We made the mistake of camping overnight on Memorial Day weekend. The lake itself is fine, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
courtneynrob
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
via mobile
enjoyed our hike

We visited the Park in late morning on a Thursday in early May and there were very few people... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
RaleighNCtravel
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Raleigh, NC
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“cypress trees” (8 reviews)
“rent a canoe” (5 reviews)
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71 US Highway 158 E, Gatesville, NC 27938-9440
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made the mistake of camping overnight on Memorial Day weekend. The lake itself is fine, but don't camp there then. We were at a family campsite in our tent. Never in my life have I seen so many ticks, deerflies, and mosquitoes. The ticks...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We visited the Park in late morning on a Thursday in early May and there were very few people around. It is easy to find and has lots of parking at the Visitors Center. We spent some time in the Center looking at the exhibits...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We spent a very nice afternoon kayaking in the millpond. Yes, it is a swamp, but the swamp be beautiful. I couldn't imagine visiting in the summertime with the mosquitoes. The wintertime would be out too, you have to go out on the water to...More

Thank Docky B
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 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 9 April 2018

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 20 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 2 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 10 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 12 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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kfieldh34
10 January 2018|
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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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