Merchants Millpond State Park

Sunbury, North Carolina

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Merchants Millpond State Park is simply one of North Carolina’s finest tent-camping destinations. This quiet getaway in the northeastern part of the state tends to be overlooked because it has neither the glamour of the ocean nor the lure of the mountains; nevertheless, this coastal-plain jewel shines brightly. The actual Merchants Millpond is a mini–Okefenokee Swamp, a brooding wetland ecosystem ideal for canoeing and fishing in the relaxing quiet that only nature can provide. The surrounding high ground has its appeal, too, with many hiking trails traveling the land. To top it off, the campground seems to have been designed for tent campers.
The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

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The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Merchants Millpond State Park is simply one of North Carolina’s finest tent-camping destinations. This quiet getaway in the northeastern part of the state tends to be overlooked because it has neither the glamour of the ocean nor the lure of the mountains; nevertheless, this coastal-plain jewel shines brightly.

The actual Merchants Millpond is a mini–Okefenokee Swamp, a brooding wetland ecosystem ideal for canoeing and fishing in the relaxing quiet that only nature can provide. The surrounding high ground has its appeal, too, with many hiking trails traveling the land. To top it off, the campground seems to have been designed for tent campers.

© 2010 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Sunbury
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Merchants Millpond State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Merchants Millpond State Park

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Great tent camping! Everything you need for a fun camping trip: hiking trails, swamp, canoes, snakes, gators, fishing, campfires and smores. Even converted my video gaming son into a camper.



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