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

Trails, boat ramps, and restrooms are open. Park hours are 8:00am to 8:00pm until further notice.

The park office at Princess Ann access is open on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the park office. The restrooms at the park office are closed.

The picnic shelter is closed. Wire Pasture access remains closed.

Campsites are open, including group campsites. Reservations must be made online or by calling 1-877-722-6762.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 5, 2020

Map of North Carolina




Princess Ann access
and park office

2819 Princess Ann Road
Orrum, NC 28369

GPS: 34.390023, -79.00222


Chalk Banks access

26040 Raeford Road
Wagram, NC 28396

GPS: 34.898889, -79.354889



  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


Now open 7 days a week

  • December to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • November:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 12:00pm
    1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Closed state holidays




Things to do


The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.


A ramp at the park offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a leisurely small boat or canoe trip on one of the country's few wild and scenic rivers - the only black-water river with this designation in North Carolina. Contact the park office for river conditions and suggested canoe trips. Below is a listing of distances along the Lumber River.

Note: Due to the fluctuating water level of the Lumber River, canoeists and boaters should exercise caution in planning trips on the river. Add extra time for crossing exposed hazards and sandbars. All float times should include additional time to reach take-out points.

  • U.S. 15-501 to S.R. 1412, 9.4 miles, 4.5 hours
  • SR 1412 to Chalk Banks, 6.0 miles, 3 hours
  • Chalk Banks to U.S. 401, 1.8 miles, 1 hour
  • U.S. 401 to SR 1404, 2.4 miles, 1.0 hours
  • SR 1404 to SR 1310/1433, 7.4 miles, 3.0 hours
  • SR 1310/1433 to N.C. 71, 5.5 miles, 3.0 hours
  • N.C. 71 to SR 1303, 3.2 miles, 2.0 hours
  • SR 1303 to SR 1153/1339, 3.0 miles, 2.0 hours
  • SR 1153/1339 to SR 1354, 6.4 miles, 4.5 hours
  • SR 1354 to N.C. 710-711, 3.0 miles, 2.5 hours
  • N.C. 710-711 to SR 1554, 5.1 miles, 3.0 hours
  • SR 1554 to SR 1003, 3.0 miles, 2.5 hours
  • SR 1003 to SR 1550, 5.5 miles, 3.5 hours
  • SR 1550 to N.C. 72, 8.9 miles, 5.0 hours
  • N.C. 72 to McMillan's Beach, 2.6 miles, 2.0 hours
  • McMillan's Beach to Stephens Park, 1.4 miles, 1.0 hours
  • Stephens Park to Noir Street Playground, 1.9 miles, 1.0 hours
  • Noir Street Playground to N.C. 72, 2.3 miles, 1.0 hours
  • N.C. 72 to SR 2123, 9.5 miles, 5.0 hours
  • N.C. 2123 to SR 2121, 3.9 miles, 2.0 hours
  • SR 2121 to U.S. 74, 8.1 miles, 4.0 hours
  • Boardman / U.S. 74 to Princess Ann, 9.4 miles, 4.0 hours
  • Princess Ann to N.C. 904, 11.7 miles, 5.0 hours
  • N.C. 904 to NC/SC Border, 3.9 miles, hours not classified


Fish from a boat or along the riverbank. Black crappie, red breast, largemouth bass and catfish are abundant. Anglers must have a state fishing license and obey all regulations of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.


Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Lumber River in a picnic area. Some picnic sites are accessible for persons with disabilities. All picnic table sites are available on a first-come first-served basis. For large gatherings, a picnic shelter can hold approximately 100 people and is available for reservations.