The Great Dismal Swamp Is An Otherworldly Destination On The North Carolina Border

Over on the North Carolina and Virginia border there exists an otherworldly place known as the Great Dismal Swamp. True to the name, the ecosystem found in the Great Dismal Swamp is, in fact, swampy. And the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge extends in to part of Virginia with a total area in both North Carolina and Virginia of 112,000 acres – the equivalent of 848 football fields.

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