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Wagoner Access Campground Closed Until June 1st   

Wagoner Access Campground is closed due to renovations. Wagoner Access will be open daily for hiking & river access. The gate will be open from 8am to sunset daily. All other New River State Park campgrounds & facilities are open.

 Posted on: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:53am
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 - 3:53pm
Events and Programs

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.

 

CANCELED-Witness the amazing courtship flight of the American Woodcock. Also learn about its life history, and some cool facts about this unique woodland shore bird that is rarely seen. This bird is perfectly camouflaged and rarely heard. The exception occurs in late winter and early Spring when the male birds perform dizzying courtship displays. Strutting his dance moves on the ground and in the air, a male Woodcock will serenade several on looking females. This stage act is taking place all over the farm fields of eastern U.S. from the Wisconsin sand-hills to the Gulf of Mexico, and you are invited.
Be prepared to spend at least 20 minutes outside in the cold air and dark skies.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
221 Access Visitor Center

Join a park ranger to learn about natures "dam builders"...the good...the hazards…and their role in the eco-system of our forests and waterways. There will be a short hike to look at beaver signs. Please bring water, and dress for the weather.

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/30/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
221 Access Lower Parking lot

Canoe the New River with a park ranger and learn the history of the river, and basic canoe instruction while you enjoy a leisurely trip down the river. Please wear clothing and shoes suitable for the water and also be aware that the water temperature is cooler than the air. We will meet at New River State Park's Hwy 221 Access lower parking area.  Don't forget to log your canoe trip, if you are working towards you 100 miles in the 100 mile challenge. For more information about the 100 mile challenge please go to www.nc100mile.org
 
Space is limited and reservations are required. There is a small fee per person to cover the cost of shuttle service.
Call 336.982.2587 to reserve your space.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Jun 18 2017 except Sun May 28 2017, Sun Jun 04 2017, Sun Jun 11 2017, Sun Jul 02 2017, Sun Jul 09 2017, Sun Jul 23 2017. Also includes Sun Jun 25 2017, Sun Jul 16 2017, Sun Jul 30 2017, Sun Aug 06 2017.
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/18/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/30/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/06/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Hwy 221 Access - Lower Parking Area

Canoe the New River with a park ranger and learn the history of the river, and basic canoe instruction while you enjoy a leisurely trip down the river. Please wear clothing and shoes suitable for the water and also be aware that the water temperature is cooler than the air. We will meet at New River State Park's Hwy 221 Access lower parking area.  Don't forget to log your canoe trip, if you are working towards you 100 miles in the 100 mile challenge. For more information about the 100 mile challenge please go to www.nc100mile.org
 
Space is limited and reservations are required. There is a small fee per person to cover the cost of shuttle service.
Call 336.982.2587 to reserve your space.

Date of Event:
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/18/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/30/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/06/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Hwy 221 Access - Lower Parking Area

Canoe the New River with a park ranger and learn the history of the river, and basic canoe instruction while you enjoy a leisurely trip down the river. Please wear clothing and shoes suitable for the water and also be aware that the water temperature is cooler than the air. We will meet at New River State Park's Hwy 221 Access lower parking area.  Don't forget to log your canoe trip, if you are working towards you 100 miles in the 100 mile challenge. For more information about the 100 mile challenge please go to www.nc100mile.org
 
Space is limited and reservations are required. There is a small fee per person to cover the cost of shuttle service.
Call 336.982.2587 to reserve your space.

Date of Event:
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/18/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 07/30/2017 - 2:00pm, Sun, 08/06/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Hwy 221 Access - Lower Parking Area
Contact:

New River State Park

358 New River State Park Road
Laurel SpringsNC 28644
Phone336-982-2587
new.river@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.467680
Longitude: -81.340350

Park Hours:

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