Dismal Day is a fun filled family festival celebrating history and nature. This fall event highlights the Dismal Swamp State Park and historic Dismal Swamp Canal, located in Camden County. Festivities include children’s crafts & activities, live animals, chalk art contest, scavenger hunts, food vendors, nature-based vendors, and much more! Dismal Day draws visitors from all over and features free wagon rides of the scenic park.
The 5K Fun Run/Walk for Fun, celebrating the Year of the Trail, begins at 9 am on the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail. Call to pre-register or register the day of the event, starting at 8:30 am. This family friendly event welcomes strollers and allows participants to walk/run at their own pace. Do not miss this annual fall festival celebrating Camden County's history!


Adam Carver

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

(252) 771-6593

Updated July 31, 2023