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


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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
     

 

 

 

Natural resources

Get plant and animal checklists at the park office.

A rich diversity of plants is found in and along the Lumber River as it winds from the sandhills to the coastal plain. Wildflowers including mountain laurel, wild azalea, swamp mallow, spider lily and native wisteria can be seen from the river. Bald cypress, tulip poplar, river birch and water elm are found in the swamp forest. Several rare plants, including sarvis holly and Carolina bogmint, grow along the river.

A canoe trip down the river, a quiet walk along the river's edge or an overnight camping trip in the park provides unique opportunities to see the abundance of wildlife on the river. Look ahead of your canoe to see a great blue heron, belted kingfisher or spotted sandpiper flying low over the dark water. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of a beaver or a river otter. Fall asleep to the sound of barred owls and wake up to prothonotary warblers announcing a new day.