The swim beach at Elk Shoals access is open from sunrise to sunset year-round.
New River State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.
Ever wonder what bird is making that 'noise' and why or was that even a bird that made that 'noise'? Join park staff on a 2 mile birding and nature hike every Sunday to explore and learn more about one of North Carolina's most unique and beautiful natural resources. Please bring your own binoculars and plenty of questions!
Don't forget to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water.