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A view of the river at New River State Park
River Condition Information    

A safe water level would be between 700 - 1200 cubic feet per second. You can check water levels by going to .

 Posted on: Monday, June 18, 2018
Firewood Alert   

Please don’t bring firewood with you to the park.  If you find or buy wood from the park, please don’t take any back home with you. Burn it all or leave it for other campers. Foreign pests can travel with wood, and carrying firewood from one area to another can be detrimental to the local forest. We have firewood to purchase, or you can collect wood/ kindling from dead and down trees.

Because of the seriousness of a potential infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, we are requesting that no firewood be brought into New River State Park.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees. Park campgrounds and picnic areas are the most likely areas for EAB introduction into the park. We appreciate your help in protecting the natural resources of New River State Park and our State Park System.

 Posted on: Monday, March 27, 2017

IMPORTANT: Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to preview photos of campsites; check availability and fees; and find out whether a specific site is handicap accessible; has access to water, showers, or restrooms; has electric hookup; and other important information.


New River State Park offers three access areas that total more than 750 acres. Each area provides a canoe-in primitive campground with tables and grills.

Wagoner Road Access Area

The walk-in/canoe-in campground offers bathroom facilities with hot-water showers. At Wagoner Access, campers may park and carry their supplies 250 yards to the campsite, or campers may canoe downstream to a take-out ramp at the campground. A group campsite that can accomodate up to 35 campers is also available with reservations.

US 221 Access Area

US 221 Access offers two camping areas. Both have bathroom facilities with hot-water showers. The walk-in/ canoe-in campground has 14 campsites and a group campsite. Campers may park and carry supplies or canoe-in to these campsites. At the drive-in campground, 20 campsites can accommodate both tents and RVs. Ten campsites are electric only and 10 campsites have full hookups. Two sites are handicapped-accessible with full hookups. The drive-in campground also offers a dump station and potable water.

Alleghany County Access Area - Canoe-in ONLY

Alleghany County Access offers eight primitive campsites and a group campsite that are accessible only by canoe. The campground has a pit toilet and a pump for drinking water. Campers must sign in at registration boxes or with a park ranger. A fee is charged for all camping areas. All trash must be carried out.

Riverbend - Canoe-in ONLY

Riverbend Campsites offer the true primitive experience. There are four canoe-in only campsites available by reservation only. Small campfires are permitted in the rock fire-rings and all trash must be carried out. There are no toilet facilities or drinking water at the campsites. Please read the Fees/FAQs/Rules for more information about camping at Riverbend.



New River State Park

358 New River State Park Road
Laurel SpringsNC 28644
Latitude: 36.467680
Longitude: -81.340350

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Wagoner Access & US 221 Access
December - February: 7am - 7pm
March, April, October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day

Visitor Center & Office
8am - 5pm week days
10am - 4pm weekends
Closed Christmas Day

Kings Creek Access 
Closed November 1st thru March 31st. Re-opens April 1st.
Hours of operation are: 
April, October: 8am - 8pm
May - September: 8am - 9pm