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Paddle one of the country's Wild and Scenic rivers at Lumber River State Park
Campground Closure (Chalk Banks and Princess Ann) due to Tropical Storm Isaias   

Due to potentially damaging winds and flash flooding from Tropical Storm Isaias, the campgrounds at the Chalk Banks Access Area and Princess Ann Access Area will be closed Monday, August 3, 2020 and Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  Closures may be extended if unsafe conditions exist. Please contact the park or visit the park's website for the latest updates and closures.

 Last updated on: Sunday, August 2, 2020

Status of park facilities as of May 22   

As of May 22, campsites are open at Lumber River State Park, with the exception of group campsites. Reservations must be made online or by calling 1-877-722-6762.

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

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

 Last updated on: Friday, May 22, 2020


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Contact
 

910-628-4564

lumber.river@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

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
 

Hours
 

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  • 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
     

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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
     

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

 

 

 

Camping

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMENITIES:

Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.

 

Tent camping

23 primitive campsites, nine at Princess Ann and fourteen at Chalk Banks. One site at each access area is wheelchair accessible.

A maximum of six people is allowed per site. Each site has a table, fire pit with a grill, lantern holder and trash can. All fires must be contained in the pit. Permits for camping are required.

 

Group camping

Group campsites are available by reservation for verifiable, affiliated groups only. If not reserved, they can be used on a first-come-first-served basis.

There is one group site at each of the access areas. The maximum number of people allowed at Princess Ann is 20 and the maximum allowed at Chalk Banks is 35.

An overflow area is located at Princess Ann and it will hold up to 50 people.

Each site includes picnic tables, a grill, lantern holders, trash cans, and a fire pit with a grill. All fires must be contained in the pit. Checkout time is 3 p.m.

 

NOTE – Gate access for campers:

Park gates are closed and locked at posted closing times for your protection. There will be no exiting or entering the gates after the closing time. All visitors who are not spending the night need to be out by closing time. If you leave the park and do not return before closing time, you will not be able to re-enter. Check with the park office during office hours for the after-hours emergency phone number.