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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.

 

Be prepared for this fishing season. Meet a Ranger in the lower parking area for an informal question and answer about fishing the local area while learning some tips. Also look at equipment needed and lures that work in the river.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Wagoner Access - Parking Lot

Join a ranger as we search for spring wildflowers on a 1 mile hike. Please bring water and dress for the weather.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Wagoner Access

Join a ranger as we search for spring wildflowers on a 1 mile hike. Please bring water and dress for the weather.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Wagoner Access

Hike the riverbend trail with the park staff as we explore the newest trail at the Wagoner Access. This will be a 3 mile hike so please wear sturdy shoes, bring water and dress for the weather.

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/02/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Wagoner Access

Explore, learn and help out your state parks! Activities are geared for children ages 6-12 and include environmental education, interpretation of the area’s natural resources, and responsible recreation. Junior Rangers help park rangers take care of the park's natural resources, follow park rules to stay safe and teach their friends and family what they learn about the park and natural world.

Please bring water and be prepared to get wet.

Campers must sign up before June 14th by calling the park at 336-982-2587

Camp dates and time
June 17th 10am - 12pm
June 18th 10am - 12pm
June 19th 10am- 12pm
June 20th 10am -12pm
 

Date of Event:
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:00am to Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:00pm
Start Location:
221 Access - Visitor Center

358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644

336-982-2587
new.river@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.46768, -81.34035

 

Wagoner Access & US 221 Access
December - February: 8am - 6pm
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