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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


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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
     

 

 

 

Future development

Master plan for Lumber River State Park


 Final Master Plan »


 

On a National Wild and Scenic River, Lumber River State Park focuses on the outdoor activities of eastern North Carolina: paddling and fishing amidst an exquisite scenery. The Princess Ann and Chalk Banks access areas anchor two ends of the riverine park, with tent and group campsites, picnic grounds, and short hiking trails at both. This blackwater river offers 24 possible float trips, ranging from one hour to about half a day, but paddlers must carefully plan to navigate fluctuating water levels and hazards.

The park's master plan is a vision reference for the long-term development of facilities and the protection of the important natural resources that exist within the river's ecosystem. This plan is an organic document that evolves as the park grows, and we gain more knowledge about resources and public use. Upon the plan's completion, Lumber River State Park moves into the next phase of park improvements to expand access to this incredible North Carolina resource.

Sage Design of Wilmington, N.C. developed this master plan in consultation with North Carolina State Parks staff and the community, through a planning process that included extensive public outreach. The result is a guide that balances cultural history, outdoor recreation, resiliency, and natural resource stewardship.

At all state parks, we are committed to our mission to conserve and protect natural resources, to educate our visitors about unique resources, and to provide quality facilities to recreate outdoors. The Lumber River State Park Master Plan offers us a blueprint to fulfill those objectives. The combination of that commitment, the continued support of our partners and stakeholders, and thoughtful planning ensures a lasting legacy.