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Lumber River State Park

Paddle one of the country's Wild and Scenic rivers at Lumber River State Park
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Lumber River State Park

On a national wild and scenic river, Lumber River State Park is all about eastern North Carolina paddling, fishing and exquisite scenery. The Princess Ann and Chalk Banks access areas anchor two ends of the riverine park, with tent-friendly campgrounds, group campsites, picnic grounds and short hiking trails at both. Possibilities for kayaking and canoeing are extraordinary, but require careful planning due to fluctuating water levels and hazards. There have been 24 possible float trips identified along this blackwater river, ranging from one hour to about half a day. Pier and riverbank fishing is available for black crappie, largemouth bass, catfish and panfish. The park’s interpretive programs regularly include paddling and fishing excursions.

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⇒  Notice: Campers

Please verify the location of your campsite prior to your visit. Princess Ann and Chalk Banks accesses are located one hour apart, so please check that you are headed to the correct campground.

Princess Ann access: 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum, NC 28369
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Chalk Banks access: 26040 Raeford Road, Wagram, NC 28396
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⇒  NOTICE: PUBLIC INPUT FOR LUMBER RIVER MASTER PLAN

SageDesign is currently working on the Lumber River State Park Master Plan. You can take our online survey or attend a public comment opportunity:
 

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center, Teen Room. The address is 1100 N. Cedar St. in Lumberton.

 


2819 Princess Ann Road
Orrum, NC 28369

910-628-4564
lumber.river@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 34.390023, -79.00222

 

Chalk Banks access:
26040 Raeford Road
Wagram, NC 28369
GPS: 34.898889, -79.354889

 

Princess Ann Access
December - February: 7am - 7pm
March, April, and October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day

Chalk Banks Access
December - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, and October: 8am - 8pm
May - September: 8am - 9pm
November: 8am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
Currently open Thursday - Sunday, weekly

Park Office Hours
8am - noon, 1pm - 5pm, Monday-Friday.
Closed state holidays