New River

State Park - North Carolina

New River State Park is located near Jefferson, North Carolina in the protected New River watershed. The New River 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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Visitor Map of New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Official visitor map of Blue Ridge Parkway (PKWY) in North Carolina and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Blue Ridge - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Blue Ridge Parkway (PKWY) in North Carolina and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Fact Sheet of New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet of New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Wagoner Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - Campground

Map of Wagoner Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Trail Map of Wagoner Access in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - Wagoner Trails

Trail Map of Wagoner Access in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of River Bend Campsites in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - River Bend Campsites

Map of River Bend Campsites in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Trails Map of River Bend in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - River Bend Trails

Trails Map of River Bend in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of U.S 221 Walk-In/Paddle-In Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - U.S 221 Walk-In/Paddle-In Campground

Map of U.S 221 Walk-In/Paddle-In Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of U.S 221 Drive-To Campground Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - U.S 221 Drive-To Campground

Map of U.S 221 Drive-To Campground Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Trails Map of U.S 221 Access to New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - U.S 221 Trails

Trails Map of U.S 221 Access to New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Prathers Creek Campsites in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - Prathers Creek Campsites

Map of Prathers Creek Campsites in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Alleghany Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - Alleghany Campground

Map of Alleghany Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Trails Map of Alleghany Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - Alleghany Trails

Trails Map of Alleghany Campground in New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

New River SP https://www.ncparks.gov/new-river-state-park/home https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_River_State_Park New River State Park is located near Jefferson, North Carolina in the protected New River watershed. The New River 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.
New River State Park 358 New River State Park Road Laurel Springs, NC 28644 336-982-2587 new.river@ncparks.gov GPS: 36.467680, -81.340350 Activities Education and Events: Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about New River State Park. Contact the park office to arrange a special exploration for your group or class. The visitor center offers hands-on environmental education opportunities, with a teaching auditorium and a laboratory/classroom. Educational materials about New River State Park have been developed for grades 6-8 and are correlated to North Carolina’s competency-based curriculum. The New River program focuses on basic river ecology and the aspects of the New River that make it unique. Camping: New River State Park offers three access areas that total more than 750 acres. Both Wagoner and US 221 Access offer walk-in/canoe-in campgrounds. Allehany Access, along with the River Bend Campsites, offer canoe-in only primitive campgrounds. Visit the website or contact the park office for more information about amenities, facilities, and accessible campsites. Picnicking: Each of the park’s access areas includes a picnic area. There are two covered shelters with grills and fireplaces, available by reservation. The community building located at the 221 Access features a large meeting room, kitchen facilities and restrooms. Contact the park office for reservations and a fee schedule. Trails: Explore the diverse riparian habitat found along the New River at any of the state park access areas. Walk through open fields, rhododendron thickets and oak/hickory woodlands for a beautiful view of the cliffs across the river. Fishing: The south and north forks of the New River provide some of the best smallmouth and redeye bass fishing in the region. Anglers 16 years of age and older are required to possess a valid North Carolina fishing license. All regulations of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commision apply. Paddling: Easy paddling and spectacular scenery make the New River a natural canoe trail for inexperienced paddlers. Its shallow, gentle waters and mild rapids are perfect for beginners, families and groups, but even expert paddlers return again and again to experience the river’s beauty and tranquility. Paddlers may leave their vehicles and launch canoes at any of three accesses (see map). All vehicles must be registered for overnight parking. Canoes may also be launched from several bridges and roadways that cross the river. Parts of the river are suitable for tubing at times. Contact the park office for more information about outfitter tube and canoe rentals. Location New River State Park is located in Ashe and Alleghany counties. Wagoner Road Access Area, at river mile 26, is located eight miles southeast of Jefferson. U.S. 221 Access Area, at river mile 15, is located eight miles northeast of Jefferson and may be reached by U.S. 221. Kings Creek Access Area, at river mile 7, is located on Kings Creek Rd. Alleghany County Access Area, at river mile 1, may be reached only by canoe. Park Hours North Carolina State Parks are open every day, with the exception of Christmas Day. Park hours vary with the seasons. Please visit the North Carolina State Park website or contact the park office for the most current information about seasonal hours, activities, alerts, camping fees, programs rules and weather. www.ncparks.gov Make a reservation online at ncparks.gov or call 1-877-722-6762.
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The following information is provided to assist with campsite selection based on appropriate equipment size. Site 1 - 33ft Site 2 - 42ft Site 3 - 39ft Site 4 - 55ft Site 5 - 34ft Site 6 - 33ft Site 7 - 40ft Site 8 - 40ft Site 9 - 42ft Site 10 - 48ft Site 11 - 54ft Site 12 - 53ft Site 13 - 47ft Site 14 - 62ft Site 15 - 49ft Site 16 - 34ft Site 17 - 67ft Site 18 - 40ft Site 19 - 38ft Site 20 - 50ft Park Entrance There will be a $10 fee to switch sites after check-in. 2 1 18 19 20 F 6/16
New River State Park – Trails at U.S. 221 access
Prathers Creek Campsites 36°29'35.60”N 81°19'21.54”W 4 3 2 1 Legend 1 Campsites Point of Interest te Ro ad 3 miles to Kings Creek Access iva Pr Tan House Park Boundary Tan House 6 miles from 221 Access to Prathers Creek Large Boulder Water Prathers Creek Campsites are approximately 6 miles downstream from the U.S. Hwy. 221 Access. You will see several mobile homes on River left Go 0.3 mile, tan house will be river left and a large boulder will be on the river right bank. Go 150 yards, Prathers Creek Campsites will be on river right. You will see rock steps and a sign with a tent icon on a yellow post.
3000 Round House Rd, Piney Creek, NC 28663 GPS: 36.554608, -81.324092 new.river@ncparks.gov (336) 982-2587 1 Campsites Canoe Launch Group Camping Hiking Trail Picnicking Area Restrooms (pit privies) Service Road (No public access) Telephone Water Spigot 7 8 5 6 4 2 3 1 North 07/14 0 150 300 600 Feet
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