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 take place from 10 am-2 pm and include food vendors, children’s crafts & activities, alligators, raptors, reptiles, music, chalk art contest, scavenger hunts, nature based vendors, and much more! Dismal Day draws visitors from all over the region and features free wagon rides of the scenic park.
The Family 5K Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 am. Call to pre-register or register the day of the event, starting at 8:30 am. Registration is free! Reserve your $10 Dismal Day souvenir t-shirt, limited quantity available! 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 August 15, 2019