Lumber River State Park 4.6 (reviews)

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About Lumber River State Park

Lumber River State Park is ALL about eastern North Carolina paddling, fishing, and stunning scenery. If you love the great outdoors, keep reading! If you head to the Princess Ann and Chalk Banks access areas, these anchor two ends of the riverine park. Here, you'll find tent-friendly campgrounds as well as group campgrounds, which means you can extend your family day out if you want to. 

There are also short hiking trails, as well as plenty of picnic grounds where you can relax, and eat some delicious homemade lunch!

But if you want to kayak or canoe, the possibilities are endless. If you do want to enjoy the river, make sure you plan carefully due to fluctuating water levels.

There have been a whopping 24 possible floating trips that have been identified along this blackwater river. These can take you on adventures from one hour to about half a day. And you can just take it at your own pace!

Along the way, you can stop for a spot of fishing from the pier or riverbank, with largemouth bass, catfish and panfish filling the waters.

To add some learning into the kids experience, check out the park's interpretive programs which are held regularly, that include paddling and fishing excursions. 

Are you ready for an adventure? Grab those hiking boots and canoes, and let's go!

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Adults Park entry is free!

Children Park entry is free!

Last Update 2023

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Lumber River State Park FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Lumber River State Park?

All picnic table sites are available on a first-come first-served basis so pack that lunch and enjoy the surroundings!

Any top tips when visiting?

Make sure you take plenty of sun protection, especially during those warmer months!

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Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Lumber River State Park. Just check out their calendar online and take the students for an outdoor adventure!

Does Lumber River State Park have healthy eating or Vegan options?

Make sure you take plenty of bottled water

Is Lumber River State Park fully accessible?

Some picnic sites are accessible for persons with disabilities. One camping site at each access area is designated handicapped accessible.

Any additonal information?

23 campsites, nine at Princess Ann and fourteen at Chalk Banks. A maximum of six people are allowed per site. Each site has a table, fire pit with a grill, lantern holder, and trash can. All fires must be contained in the pit. Permits for camping are required.