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Contact the park
 

336-982-2587

new.river@ncparks.gov

 

Wagoner access

336-982-5817
 


Addresses
 

U.S. 221 access
and visitor center

358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644

GPS: 36.4676, -81.3403

 

Wagoner access

1477 Wagoner Access Road
Jefferson, NC 28640

GPS: 36.4158, -81.3871

 

Kings Creek access

2250 Kings Creek Road
Piney Creek, NC 28663

GPS: 36.5276, -81.3363

 

Elk Shoals access

349 Methodist Camp Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

GPS: 36.3653, -81.4332
 

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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  • December to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • 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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  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Saturday to Sunday:
    10:00am to 3:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Closed November 1 to March 31
     
  • April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     

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  • The swim beach at Elk Shoals access is open from sunrise to sunset year-round.
     

 

 

 

Scheduled events

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.

 

New River State Park, Wagoner Access every Saturday in June and July except July 3rd at 10:00 AM. Presented by Wagoner Access Campground host, Tom Kellner. He is a long time, avid fly fisherman and Pisgah Trout Unlimited member who has done presentations in the past. Learn about fly casting techniques, basic equipment and more. Must call Wagoner Access Office 336-982-5817 and make a reservation. Leave a message if no answer. Limit to 7 persons per session and no one younger than 8 years old.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/26/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Wagoner Access

New River State Park, Wagoner Access every Saturday in June and July except July 3rd at 10:00 AM. Presented by Wagoner Access Campground host, Tom Kellner. He is a long time, avid fly fisherman and Pisgah Trout Unlimited member who has done presentations in the past. Learn about fly casting techniques, basic equipment and more. Must call Wagoner Access Office 336-982-5817 and make a reservation. Leave a message if no answer. Limit to 7 persons per session and no one younger than 8 years old.

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/10/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Wagoner Access

New River State Park, Wagoner Access every Saturday in June and July except July 3rd at 10:00 AM. Presented by Wagoner Access Campground host, Tom Kellner. He is a long time, avid fly fisherman and Pisgah Trout Unlimited member who has done presentations in the past. Learn about fly casting techniques, basic equipment and more. Must call Wagoner Access Office 336-982-5817 and make a reservation. Leave a message if no answer. Limit to 7 persons per session and no one younger than 8 years old.

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/17/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Wagoner Access

New River State Park, Wagoner Access every Saturday in June and July except July 3rd at 10:00 AM. Presented by Wagoner Access Campground host, Tom Kellner. He is a long time, avid fly fisherman and Pisgah Trout Unlimited member who has done presentations in the past. Learn about fly casting techniques, basic equipment and more. Must call Wagoner Access Office 336-982-5817 and make a reservation. Leave a message if no answer. Limit to 7 persons per session and no one younger than 8 years old.

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/24/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Wagoner Access