Click the links below to view information about activities for this park.
Canoeing: Glide along the amber colored waters of the historic Dismal Swamp Canal in your own canoe or kayak. A boat ramp near the parking area gives access to the canal waters. Don't forget your life vests!
Or rent a canoe or kayak from the park. One and two person kayaks are available. See the Facilities and Fees page for rental information.
Education and Events: Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about the Dismal Swamp. To arrange a special exploration of the Dismal Swamp for your group or class, contact the park office. Click the 'Events' link on the menu to the left to learn more about events at Dismal Swamp State Park.
Hiking and Mountain Biking: There are 16.7 miles of former logging roads for hiking and mountain biking through the swamp forest.
Bring your bike or rent one from the park. Men's, women's and children's bikes are available, as well as helmets. See the Facilities and Fees page for rental information.
Visitor Center: A unique hydraulic arm bridge that spans the Dismal Swamp Canal allows access to the Dismal Swamp State Park. Boaters along the canal have 'right of way' which may cause some delay in pedestrians crossing the bridge. The visitor center/exhibit hall, restrooms and parking are accessible.