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3047
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To visit Merchants Millpond State Park is to step back in time. Trees there are among the oldest on the East Coast (between 700 and 1,000 years), wildlife abounds, over 200 species of birds pass through, and rare and endangered plants thrive.
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4138
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Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates County is a 3,200-acre wildlife refuge that includes almost 200 bird species, beavers, otters, and 12 species of turtles. It is also home to some of the oldest trees on the east coast. Bald cypress and water tupelo between 700 and 1,000 years old tower over 100 feet on trunks 20 feet in diameter.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 12, May 1999, p72-76, 78, il Periodical Website
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5968
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Merchants Millpond, located in Gates County, is beautiful, unspoiled land that is soon to become a state park. The area is described by Sierra Club members from Greenville as having \"wild beauty, primeval stillness and grandeur, eerie bird calls, gnarled trees, and rippling reflections.\" Patterson discusses how the land was acquired and how the state will use it.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1976, p22-25, il
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10077
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North Carolina's proposed state park at Merchants Millpond in Gates County began in April 1972. The scenic wilderness is reminiscent of Cypress Gardens, the Everglades, and Okefenokee. The article gives an account of the area's natural beauty witnessed via canoe trip.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 41 Issue 12, May 1974, p18-20, por
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17765
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For 200 years, Merchants Millpond in the northeast corner of North Carolina has enchanted visitors with giant cypress trees and unique wildlife. This man-made body of water is also a relic of a bygone age of machinery-operated hydropower.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 4, Sept 2012, p178-180, 182, f Periodical Website
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25515
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As North Carolina State Parks turns 100, tourism has grown from 4.2 million visitors in 1972 to 15 million visitors in 2015. The state parks system includes 41 parks and covers 225,537 acres.
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6063
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Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates County is a 3,200-acre wildlife refuge that is home to over 165 aquatic and wetland plants. Nine of them are endangered or threatened. Over 160 species of birds have been recorded at the millpond. Twenty-two of them are threatened or endangered. A detailed study of small mammals has never been conducted. Twenty-six species have been found, however.
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28571
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Good fishing can be found at most of the state parks in North Carolina. The best places to fish, the type of fish stocked at each park, and the best times of year to fish are described for 12 state parks. The fishing at Lake Norman, New River, South Mountains, Jordan Lake, Kerr Lake, Morrow Mountain, Fort Fisher, Fort Macon, Merchants Millpond, Pettigrew, Hanging Rock, and Eno River State Parks are all detailed. Hanging Rock, Eno River, and Fort Macon are highlighted with anecdotes and advice from parks employees and local fishing experts.
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35754
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A fragile wilderness could be found in Merchants Millpond State Park, on the southern edge of the Great Dismal Swamp. Despite its fragility, it had an important place and long history in the area. During the nineteenth century, the Millpond contained a gristmill, wheat mill, and sawmill. By the twentieth century, it had become the largest trading center in Gates County. Its present purpose: a viable habitat for animals such as river otters and plant species such as the water violet. As for the State Park’s benefits to humans, that included activities such as camping and backpacking, drawing and guided tours.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 4, July/Aug 1979, p34-35
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35730
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As the author proposed, the coast contained a treasure trove of treats to sate the interest palate of any visitor. History buffs could have their fill in towns such as New Bern, Memorials such as Kittyhawk and houses such as Tryon Palace. For lovers of the great outdoors, there were the Elizabethan Gardens, Jockey’s Ridge, and Merchants Millpond State Park.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 3, May/June 1979, p57
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38269
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The area around Merchants Millpond State Park has built a mighty reputation partly on artifacts aged objects, including a Clovis point 10,000 years old discovered in a field near the pond. The area’s fauna and flora, such as six alligators and two hundred year old Cypress trees, also help to make the lake created in 1811 a must see for 240,000 visitors annually.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 4, Sept 2012, p178-180, 182 Periodical Website
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39392
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The Merchants Millpond State Park, made up of 760 acres, is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Surrounded by ancient cypress trees, alligators, snakes, otters, mink, deer and bald eagles call Merchants Millpond home. Trails around Merchants Millpond include ones that go to Bennett's Creek and Lassiter's Swamp and a five-mile bicycle trail