Lumber River State Park, Orrum

#19 of 23 in Nature in North Carolina Coast
Must see · State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lumber River State Park is a North Carolina, United States, state park along the Lumber River in Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Columbus counties. It covers 11,259acre along a 115-mile (185-km) stretch of the Lumber River. Lumber River State Park is located in North Carolina's Coastal Plain. It was established in 1989 as both a state park and designated as a "Natural and Scenic River" by the North Carolina General Assembly. In addition, it is the only blackwater river in North Carolina to be designated as a National Wild and Scenic River by the Department of the Interior.
Lumber River State Park encompasses parts of four counties along the Lumber River. The headwaters of the river are in Scotland County. The Lumber River bisects Robeson County. The recreational facilities are at the Princess Ann Landing in southeastern Robeson County near the towns of Orrum and Fair Bluff. The river ends in South Carolina, where it joins the Little Pee Dee River about 8mi south of the state line.
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  • The Lumber River State Park is not as majestic as some other parks in the Appalatians, but is a good reflection of southern charm in nature. The slow-running river is nice and wide, meandering...  more »
  • We visited the Princess Ann access of Lumber River State Park for the passport challenge. The office is closed on weekends but they have an outside box for passport stamps. We hiked the short...  more »
  • Small state park with a lot of character, we were surprised by the friendly and helpful park staff. From the visitor center the the few park rangers on the trail, they all were polite and were more than willing to have a friendly conversation. The trails didn’t seem to challenging, there is some campsites, but they seem a little close to the water. We happened to cross a couple snakes in our path, I’m sure the water had a lot to do with it.
  • Nice park, but the trails were so overgrown they were unmanageable. Also, we went to both parts and the water fountains and pumps didn’t work at either. That being said it was quite beautiful and with a little more upkeep would be very impressive.

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