Lumber River State Park

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  • 2819 Princess Ann Rd.

    Orrum,    

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A black water river, the Lumber River gets its inky coloring from the natural tannic from the many cypress gum trees along its banks. It is one of only four North Carolina rivers to be designated a National Wild and Scenic River and the only black water river in the state which has received this designation. Recently voted one of the Top Ten Natural Wonders of North Carolina. Includes 7,936 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. Note: Due to the fluctuating water level of the Lumber River, canoeists and boaters should exercise caution in planning trips on the river. Add extra time for crossing exposed hazards and sandbars. All float times should include additional time to reach take-out points.Contains picnicking facilities, boat ramp and primitive camping. Bathroom facilities are available. An official site on the NC Birding Trail.

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Address:

2819 Princess Ann Rd.
Orrum NC 28369

Coordinates:

Latitude: 34° 23' 19.32" / Longitude: -79° 0' 3.6"

Special Directions:

From I-95 take exit 13A and travel east on U.S. Hwy. 74 about 11.5 miles to Creek Rd. (SR 2225). Turn right on Creek Rd. and travel six miles. Turn left onto Princess Ann Rd. (SR 2246). Travel two miles to park entrance on left.

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