Lumber River State Park

Orrum, NC

Where are we going?

Lumber River State Park
2819 Princess Ann Rd
NC 28369


What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Park entry is free!

Children: Park entry is free!


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

Park open 7am or 8am, pending entrance. And close between 6pm and 9pm pending season. Check online before you go.

Park office open year round but closed state holidays. Park open year round but closed Christmas Day


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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

Healthy Eating

Make sure you take plenty of bottled water - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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