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Park closures   

Some trails at both Princess Ann and Chalk Banks are closed due to flooding. Please contact the park with any questions.

 Last updated on: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Trails

Short trails give a different view of the pristine Lumber River, its adjacent wetlands, mixed pine and hardwood forests and the wildlife that make use of these habitats. Enjoy a boardwalk and a handy fishing pier.

 

Chalk Banks Trail
Location: Chalk Banks access. Starts near the picnic area.
Description:

The trail meanders along the river's edge, by a wetlands habitat, and a mixed pine and hardwoods forest.

Point of Interest:
Length:
3.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
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Lumber River Track Trail
Location:
Description:

The Lumber River State Park TRACK Trail is an easy 0.5 mile loop along Griffin's Bluff. The Trail features interpretive panels and an observation deck overlooking Griffin's Whirl, a unique reverse flow area in the river.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.50 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Princess Ann Trail
Location: Princess Ann access. Starts near the picnic shelter
Description:

Enjoy a peaceful walk along the highest bank of the Lumber River. The trail features a 100-foot boardwalk across a wet area.

Point of Interest: A fishing pier and turn-of-the-century millpond are adjacent to the trail.
Length:
1.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
Surface:

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