Enjoy a leisurely float down one of the country's few wild and scenic rivers and North Carolina's only black water river to earn this federal designation.

The Lumber River Flows through south central North Carolina eventually joining the Pee Dee River in South Carolina. The Lumber River State Park contains 9,234 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. We are located along a section designated as naturally wild and scenic because the land around the river is undeveloped and accessed by only a few roads. This section provides the chance to experience the outdoors in its most natural state. The Lumber River is the only NC black water river to earn federal designation as a national wild and scenic river. Our section was designated as NC's first recreational canoe trail in 1978, and as a national canoe trail in 1981. It is abundant with an interesting mix of plants, fish, and animals from both the sandhills and coastal plains regions.

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