In the quiet swamps of the Coastal Plain, paddlers find peace, elusive creatures make their homes, and ancient cypresses stand firm in a landscape that is anything but.
great dismal swamp
William Byrd’s Burn Book
William Byrd II of Virginia was one of the surveyors in charge of physically drawing the North Carolina/Virginia state line. He was not, however, a fan of North Carolinians, as his writings reveal.
Traveling North Carolina’s Swamps
Swamps keep their secret wonders hidden well. Under their murky black water, behind impenetrable tangles of vines, and among towering cypress draped in curtains of Spanish moss, adventure lurks.