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Some Park Areas and Campgrounds Closed...   

Elk Shoals Access: Open (do not park on the road shoulders; roads repairs should be completed by 7/1)
Wagoner Access: Open
Riverbend Campsites: Open
221 Access: Open
Kings Creek: Open
Alleghany Access: Open

 Last updated on: Friday, June 21, 2019

River levels are still high   

The current river level in the New River is still high and can be dangerous. We recommend only experienced paddlers attempt paddle trips at this time.

 Last updated on: Thursday, June 13, 2019

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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 Methodists Camp Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

GPS: 36.365324, -81.433277



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