Lumber River State Park

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Lumber River State Park

Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - December - February 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. March, April, and October 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. May - September 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. November 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Closed Christmas Day


  • 2819 Princess Ann Rd.

    Orrum,   NC   28369


The blackwater river gets its inky coloring from the natural tannin of the many cypress gum trees along its banks. It is one of only four North Carolina rivers to be federally designated a National Wild and Scenic River and the only black-water river in the state which has received this designation.

Boaters and paddlers will enjoy the water. But do careful planning due to fluctuating water levels and hazards. Fishing, short hikes and interpretive ranger programs make for a great experience in a scenic park.

Picnicking facilities, boat ramp, primitive camping and bathroom facilities are also available.

An official site on the NC Birding Trail.

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2819 Princess Ann Rd.
Orrum NC 28369


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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