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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.

 

The high country area that surrounds the park has a rich soil for cultivating plants that are beneficial for both humans and animals.  Meet with Park Volunteer Scott Wohlfled at the 221 Access Visitor’s Center for a short distance forest and field walk investigating the value of foraging vs. various means of cultivating food.  Please keep in mind that all the items in North Carolina State Parks are protected leave these plants so others can enjoy.  Please come prepared for a short hike inside the park. Light refreshments will be provided during the program.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Hwy 221 Access - Visitor Center
Date of Event:
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Hwy 221 Access - Visitor Center

Meet with Park Volunteer Scott Wohlfled at the 221 Access Visitor’s Center.  Mr. Wohlfled will lead an easy trail walk demonstrating that though a woodland is not extremely edible, its enduring quality does afford a different utility - from songbird perches to cabin logs.  Please keep in mind that all the items in North Carolina State Parks are protected so leave these plants and trees so others can enjoy.  Please come prepared for a short hike inside the park. Light refreshments will be provided during the program

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Hwy 221 Access - Visitor Center
Date of Event:
Sun, 10/27/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Hwy 221 Access - Visitor Center
Date of Event:
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Hwy 221 Access - Visitor Center

Map of North Carolina

 

Contact the park

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

 

ADDRESSES

U.S. 221 access
and visitor center

358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644

GPS: 36.46768, -81.34035

 

Wagoner access

1447 Wagoner Access Road
Jefferson, NC 28640

GPS: 36.415808, -81.387174

 

Kings Creek access

2250 Kings Creek Road
Piney Creek, NC 28663

GPS: 36.527628, -81.336359

 

Elk Shoals access

349 Methodist Camp Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

GPS: 36.365324, -81.433277

 

HOURS

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

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