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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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Wonderful State Park to Paddle

For $5/hour/canoe you can't be the price when taking into consideration the gorgeous scenery... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jbrudy
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Cary, NC
Awesome scenery on the water

My wife and I spent the day at merchants millpond. You can rent a canoe for $5/hour. Unlike any... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Kevin J
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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71 US Highway 158 E, Gatesville, NC 27938-9440
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A cold overcast day is probably not the best time to evaluate a Park. Luckily I had been there before. The visitor center has a great display of history, flora and fauna in the modern visitor center. Staff are friendly and exhibits are professional. Boasting...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

We brought one kayak and rented a double (they don't have singles) on a Saturday morning. Two other groups were checking in but the kind woman at the counter got us in and out quickly. The weather was perfect and although I expected more color...More

Thank bdaygirl
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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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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.
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