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Lumber River State Park

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

Lumber River State Park

On a national wild and scenic river, Lumber River State Park is all about eastern North Carolina paddling, fishing and exquisite scenery. The Princess Ann and Chalk Banks access areas anchor two ends of the riverine park, with tent-friendly campgrounds, group campsites, picnic grounds and short hiking trails at both. Possibilities for kayaking and canoeing are extraordinary, but require careful planning due to fluctuating water levels and hazards. There have been 24 possible float trips identified along this blackwater river, ranging from one hour to about half a day. Pier and riverbank fishing is available for black crappie, largemouth bass, catfish and panfish. The park’s interpretive programs regularly include paddling and fishing excursions.

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Please verify the location of your campsite prior to your visit. Princess Ann and Chalk Banks accesses are located one hour apart, so please check that you are headed to the correct campground.

Princess Ann access: 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum, NC 28369
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Chalk Banks access: 26040 Raeford Road, Wagram, NC 28396
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SageDesign is currently working on the Lumber River State Park Master Plan. Currently, there are two scheduled opportunities for public comment on the plans:

  • Friday, April 26, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Barbecue on the Bluff event in Fair Bluff. Event details can be found here.
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chalk Banks Challenge and River Festival, which will be held at the Chalk Banks access of Lumber River State Park. The address is 26040 Raeford Road in Wagram. Event details can be found here.


2819 Princess Ann Road
Orrum, NC 28369



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