Nov. 19 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

South Mills

Katie SanfordNov. 19 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

Nov. 18, 2013, picnic area outside park visitors center on west canal bank

By the time our official first frost date arrived on Nov. 15, we had already experienced five freezing nights, with temperatures in the mid-20s. Much of last week was seasonable during the day with cool nights, and it ended with another weekend warm spell of mild weather with a little rain.

This combination of weather has generated more red leaves than we have seen yet. These brilliant maple trees can be seen without venturing far into the vast swamp.

For more information about visiting this area, go to North Carolina State Parks and Camden County.

Katie Sanford

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