New River


  • Wagoner Access Rd.

    Jefferson,   NC   28640


Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and farmlands surround one of the oldest rivers in North America — the New River. Its banks are fertile and covered with wildflowers. Dedicated as a National Scenic River in 1976, the New River area still maintains an old-fashioned charm. Mountain roads are narrow and winding, dotted with small farms, churches and country stores. The river itself is tranquil, offering good bass fishing, trout streams, excellent birding and inspiring mountain scenery. But perhaps the best way to absorb and appreciate the river’s peacefulness is from the seat of a canoe.

Four areas with access make up 2,200 acres of New River State Park and provide spots for camping, canoeing, picnicking and fishing.

Local outfitters: New River Outfitters 800/982-9190; Wahoo’s Adventures 800/444-7238; Zaloo’s Canoes 800/535-4027.

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Wagoner Access Rd.
Jefferson NC 28640


Latitude: 36° 23' 52.0794" / Longitude: -81° 25' 0.8394"

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