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Lumber River State Park

Paddle one of the country's Wild and Scenic rivers at Lumber River State Park
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Due to flooding, campsites 7 and 8 at Princess Ann access is closed until further notice. Once the water recedes, park staff will work on clearing any hazards and this alert will be removed when they reopen. Please make contact with park staff with any questions.

 Last updated on: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Lumber River State Park

On a national wild and scenic river, Lumber River State Park is all about eastern North Carolina paddling, fishing and exquisite scenery. The Princess Ann and Chalk Banks access areas anchor two ends of the riverine park, with tent-friendly campgrounds, group campsites, picnic grounds and short hiking trails at both. Possibilities for kayaking and canoeing are extraordinary, but require careful planning due to fluctuating water levels and hazards. There have been 24 possible float trips identified along this blackwater river, ranging from one hour to about half a day. Pier and riverbank fishing is available for black crappie, largemouth bass, catfish and panfish. The park’s interpretive programs regularly include paddling and fishing excursions.

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Contact:

Lumber River State Park

2819 Princess Ann Road
OrrumNC 28369
Phone910-628-4564
lumber.river@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.390023
Longitude: -79.002220

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Princess Ann Access
December - February: 7am - 7pm
March, April, and October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day

Chalk Banks Access
December - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, and October: 8am - 8pm
May - September: 8am - 9pm
November: 8am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
Currently open Thursday - Sunday, weekly

Park Office Hours
8am - noon, 1pm - 5pm, Monday-Friday.
Closed state holidays