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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:
    8:30am to 4:30pm
     
  • 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.

 

Presented by Wagoner Access Campground host, Tom Kellner. Tom is a long time, avid fly fisherman and a Pisgah Trout Unlimited member who has done presentations in the past.
Learn about fly casting techniques, basic equipment and more.

Limit to 7 persons per session and no one younger than 8 years old.

Program starts at 10 am and lasts about 2 hours. Class is best suited for children 8 or older.
 
Call 336-982-5817 or visit camp-host site to sign up and save your spot         
Leave a message if there is no answer.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/09/2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Wagoner Access - Lower Parking Lot

Presented by Wagoner Access Campground host, Tom Kellner. Tom is a long time, avid fly fisherman and a Pisgah Trout Unlimited member who has done presentations in the past.
Learn about fly casting techniques, basic equipment and more.

Limit to 7 persons per session and no one younger than 8 years old.

Program starts at 10 am and lasts about 2 hours. Class is best suited for children 8 or older.
 
Call 336-982-5817 or visit camp-host site to sign up and save your spot         
Leave a message if there is no answer.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Wagoner Access - Lower Parking Lot

Presented by Wagoner Access Campground host, Tom Kellner. Tom is a long time, avid fly fisherman and a Pisgah Trout Unlimited member who has done presentations in the past.
Learn about fly casting techniques, basic equipment and more.

Limit to 7 persons per session and no one younger than 8 years old.

Program starts at 10 am and lasts about 2 hours. Class is best suited for children 8 or older.
 
Call 336-982-5817 or visit camp-host site to sign up and save your spot         
Leave a message if there is no answer.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/23/2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Wagoner Access - Lower Parking Lot

Presented by Wagoner Access Campground host, Tom Kellner. Tom is a long time, avid fly fisherman and a Pisgah Trout Unlimited member who has done presentations in the past.
Learn about fly casting techniques, basic equipment and more.

Limit to 7 persons per session and no one younger than 8 years old.

Program starts at 10 am and lasts about 2 hours. Class is best suited for children 8 or older.
 
Call 336-982-5817 or visit camp-host site to sign up and save your spot         
Leave a message if there is no answer.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/30/2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Wagoner Access - Lower Parking Lot