New River State Park


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Nov-Feb 8 am- 6 pm; March-April, Sept-Oct 8 am- 8 pm; May-Aug 8 am-9 pm.


  • 358 New River State Park Rd.

    Laurel Springs,   NC   28644


Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and farmlands surround what is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in North America: the New River. Its waters are slow and placid. Its banks are fertile and covered with wildflowers. Dedicated as a National Scenic River in 1976, this gentle river is the centerpiece of New River State Park.

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 as it glides across the slow-moving waters. Four areas with river access make up more than 2,200 acres of the park and provide spots for camping, canoeing, picnicking and fishing.

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358 New River State Park Rd.
Laurel Springs NC 28644


Latitude: 36° 24' 55.08" / Longitude: -81° 23' 13.56"

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