New River State Park, Laurel Springs

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New River State Park is a North Carolina state park in Ashe County, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Jefferson, North Carolina, it covers 3,323 acres (13.45 km2) in the protected New River watershed. The New River is one of the oldest rivers in the United States. It is considered by some geologists to be possibly one of the oldest rivers in the world, between 10 million and 360 million years old. New River State Park is open for year-round recreation, including canoeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing, camping and environmental education. The park is just off U.S. Route 221 in northwestern North Carolina.

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  • We camped at the Waggoner access campground at New River State Park for four days/three nights with a family of ten, in two adjacent camping spots close to the river. The park is beautiful! The... 
    We camped at the Waggoner access campground at New River State Park for four days/three nights with a family of ten, in two adjacent camping spots close to the river. The park is beautiful! The...  more »
  • This is a nice campground that is quite small. Spaces are a decent size but some are backwards. We happen to reserve one of those backward spaces. It was weird coming out of the camper to walk to the....  more
    This is a nice campground that is quite small. Spaces are a decent size but some are backwards. We happen to reserve one of those backward spaces. It was weird coming out of the camper to walk to the....  more »
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  • The New River State Park is located along the North and South forks of the New River. Depending on which access area you choose there are varying outdoor amenities. The facilities are excellent and well maintained. The staff provided all the necessary information requested. They were very polite and courteous. We will definitely consider going there for a little camping trip.
  • We exited the river here and left so we didn't get to see much of the park. The exit point was well maintained but probably could have been better marked. It would be easy to pass it by.

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