This popular canoe/kayak trek allows participants to paddle 7.5 miles along the historic Dismal Swamp Canal. Boaters will launch at the Dismal Swamp State Park canal bridge in South Mills, NC and paddle at their own pace to Ballahack Road Boat Ramp in Chesapeake, VA.

The fee is $40 per person and includes a “grab-and-go” breakfast, picnic lunch at the end of the journey and your choice of a T-shirt or hat. Late registration requires participants to register online only and add a $10 late fee. This event is limited to 375 paddlers. Spots fill up quick, so hurry and reserve your place!

Open Registration: January 2nd-April 5th, 2019 (Online, Walk In or Drop Off, Mail)

Late Registration: April 6th- Until Full (Online Only; Add $10 Late Fee)

The event is a joint effort by North Carolina’s Dismal Swamp State Park, Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Camden County TDA and the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center.

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Donna Stewart

Dismal Swamp State Park 2294 US 17 N
South Mills, NC 27976

(252) 771-8333

Updated January 10, 2019