Lumber River State Park

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


A black water river, the Lumber River gets its inky coloring from the natural tannin from 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. Recently voted one of the Top Ten Natural Wonders of North Carolina. More than 11,000 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. Contains picnicking facilities, boat ramp and primitive camping. Bathroom facilities are 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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