Lumber River State Park

Trails Status

At Princess Ann access


At Chalk Banks access


About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Lumber River State Park

Located in Columbus, Robeson, Scotland, and Hoke counties 60 miles south of Fayetteville, Lumber River State Park has two access areas located about 1 hour from each other: Princess Ann and Chalk Banks. Possibilities for paddling on this 115-mile river are extraordinary. An abundance of wildlife and plant life, including the belted kingfisher and the rare Carolina bogmint, helped Lumber River earn federal designation as a National Wild and Scenic River, the only blackwater river in the state to have that honor. 


  • Tent sites (including paddle-in sites)
  • Group tent sites


Both accesses have camping facilities. If you have a reservation, please verify the location of your campsite prior to your visit. Princess Ann and Chalk Banks accesses are located 1 hour apart, so please check that you are headed to the correct campground.

Activities and Amenities at Princess Ann

  • Hiking (2 miles)
  • Paddling
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Boat ramp
  • Picnic shelter

Activities and Amenities at Chalk Banks

  • Hiking (3 miles)
  • Paddling
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Boat ramp

Plan Your Visit

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2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum, NC 28369

GPS: 34.390023, -79.00222

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28369 Orrum, NC


26040 Raeford Road, Wagram, NC 28396

GPS: 34.898889, -79.354889

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28396 Wagram, NC

Park Hours

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January 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
February 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
April 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
May 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
June 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
July 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
August 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
September 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
December 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.




January 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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Scheduled Events at Lumber River State Park

Park staff lead regularly scheduled interpretive programs that allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. Learning opportunities are available for all ages. Most events are free, though some may require pre-registration.

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