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Lumber River State Park
Lumber River State Park © Dincher / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Cypress trees line the Lumber River in Lumber River State Park in Robeson County, North Carolina
Lumber River State Park © ncwetlands.org / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Lumber River SP
Lumber River State Park © ncwetlands.org / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Lumber River SP
Lumber River State Park © ncwetlands.org / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Lumber River SP
Lumber River State Park © ncwetlands.org / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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LUMBER RIVER STATE PARK
LUMBER RIVER STATE PARK
2819 Princess Ann Road
Orrum, North Carolina   28369
(lat:34.3888 lon:-79.001)

Phone: 910-628-4564
Lumber River State Park is a North Carolina state park along the Lumber River in Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Columbus counties. It covers 13,659 acres along a 115-mile stretch of the Lumber River. Lumber River State Park is located in North Carolina's Coastal Plain.

A canoe trip down the river, a quiet walk along the river's edge or an overnight camping trip in the park provides unique opportunities to see the abundance of wildlife on the river. Look ahead of your canoe to see a great blue heron, belted kingfisher or spotted sandpiper flying low over the dark water. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of a beaver or a river otter.


History of the Area
The Lumber River has a long history of economic significance for the towns that are located along its banks. Deriving its name from the extensive timber harvesting and transporting done in the late 1700s, the river is the primary reason why the towns along its banks were settled.

The Lumber River is the only North Carolina black-water river to earn federal designation as a national wild and scenic river. The upper river was designated as North Carolina's first recreational water trail in 1978. In 1981, it was established as a national canoe trail, and the lower Lumber River was designated as a state canoe trail in 1984. The persistent interest of the Lumber River Basin Committee and other public interest groups contributed to the park's existence. In 1989, the General Assembly established the Lumber River as a natural and scenic river and also as a state park.
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Location
Lumber River State Park is located near Fairmont, Lumberton and Mullins

Trails
Chalk Banks Trail - Chalk Banks access. Starts near the picnic area. The trail meanders along the river's edge, by a wetlands habitat, and a mixed pine and hardwoods forest.

Lumber River Track Trail - The Lumber River State Park TRACK Trail is an easy 0.5 mile loop along Griffin's Bluff. The Trail features interpretive panels and an observation deck overlooking Griffin's Whirl, a unique reverse flow area in the river.

Princess Ann Trail - Starts near the picnic shelter. Enjoy a peaceful walk along the highest bank of the Lumber River. The trail features a 100-foot boardwalk across a wet area.

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