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A view of the river at New River State Park
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Map of North Carolina – New River State Park


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.
     

 

 

 

Birding and Nature Hike

Ever wonder what bird is making that 'noise' and why or was that even a bird that made that 'noise'? Join park staff on a 2 mile birding and nature hike every Sunday to explore and learn more about one of North Carolina's most unique and beautiful natural resources. Please bring your own binoculars and plenty of questions!  

Don't forget to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 8:00am
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 8:00am
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 8:00am
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 8:00am
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 8:00am
Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 8:00am

Start Location: 
Wagoner Access - Ranger Station

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
2 miles, moderate