Visit the Camden County tourism website for more details on TDA Sponsored Events.

Website: VisitCamdenCountyNC

Paddle for the Border - (partner) Annually-First Saturday in May. Pre-registration required.

Dismal Day - (partner) Dismal Swamp State Park - Fourth Saturday in October -- 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, while promoting Camden County's history. Dismal Day festivities take place from 10am - 2pm and include food vendors, children's crafts, animals, bounce house, scavenger hunt, nature based vendors, music, manned exhibits and much more. Free wagon and boat rides will be available to enjoy the view of the scenic park and waterway. A 5K Fun/Walk will start at 9am on the DSC Trail. Do not miss this annual family festival!


The Dismal Day and Paddle for the Border event's goals are to bring recognition to one of North Carolina's prime, natural resources, the Dismal Swamp State Park and Dismal Swamp Canal.  We encourage involvement with private partnerships in supporting the mission and projects of the TDA.