The Stream and Wetland Assessment Management Park is open for public visits and is accessible most daylight hours via the Al Buehler Cross Country Trail, a gravel running and walking course maintained and operated by the Office of Duke Forest at Duke University.

SWAMP can be approached on the Al Buehler Trail (orange on the map) approximately one-tenth of a mile southeast of the Washington Duke Inn. Note that the parking lot indicated on the map is no longer open to the public.

Numbered signs will direct you to the SWAMP sites along the path.  The sites are also accessible via the exercise loop (purple on the map) located along NC751 between Wrightwood Avenue and Pinecrest Road.

COVID-19 Notice: Face coverings are currently required on the Al Buehler Trail and Sally Meyerhoff Fitness Loop. Please abide by all posted signage.

There are boardwalks, overlooks, and educational signs along the trail and adjacent exercise loop. SWAMP is listed as a birding hotspot on the citizen science website

Visitors to SWAMP and the Al Buehler Cross Country Trail must remain on the path at all times.

In advance of your visit, you can print a SWAMP map brochure (suitable for two-sided printing as a bi-fold) and a checklist of bird species seen at SWAMP (suitable for two-sided printing as a tri-fold). For additional information, contact the Duke University Wetland Center office at (919) 613-8009.