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New River State Park

Laurel Springs, NC
+1 336-982-2587
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September '17

Just spent 5 mid-September nights at New River State Park “drive-up” campground. Stayed beginning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bryant B
Camping trip at New River State Park

This camping trip was great! Having to carry all our stuff to our campsite was not so much fun, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
State Road, North Carolina
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“nice park” (3 reviews)
“flat area” (2 reviews)
Laurel Springs, NC
+1 336-982-2587
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just spent 5 mid-September nights at New River State Park “drive-up” campground. Stayed beginning on Saturday. Quiet, clean, very well kept, large site. Restrooms/showers very well kept and clean. No alcohol. No smoking. Only one trash disposal location (dumpster near entrance) and convenient dump station...More

Thank Bryant B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This camping trip was great! Having to carry all our stuff to our campsite was not so much fun, but other than that we had a great time!!

Thank shellieyarboro3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the New River State Park with our friends and 5 month old baby. It was such a nice park. The main info building was extremely helpful in suggesting trails for us; be sure to stop by before you head out! We were able...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I've been here several times and have had quite a good time. The camp sites are awesome. Smooth, flat, fine gravel surface, with a picnic table and fire ring at each. Bathroom facility is nice and clean(cleaned each morning). Nice river access. I highly recommend...More

Thank Justin Q
Reviewed 15 August 2017

After a second Saturday of hiking at Mt Jefferson decided to check out New River State Park at the 221 access. Located only 20 minutes from Jefferson this made a perfect second venue for hiking this day. Although not loaded with trail mileage we were...More

1  Thank Rick B
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Had a picnic today at the park. Very nice park, great people working at the park and helpful at getting me pointed in the right direction. Park is well maintained and a nice area.

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Mild whitewater (class I & II) on the South Fork of the New River. Cooperative small mouth bass. Clean bathrooms at the campground. What more would you like? We camped at 220 access, and used the canoe launches at both Waggoner's and 220. Nice park...More

Thank Len R
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were there this past weekend and really enjoyed the park. We saw the river. People coming in from canoeing and they had a great presentation by Ranger Doug that was about the American Woodcock. Ranger Doug was awesome! He was very informative about not...More

1  Thank calliesdq87
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We were surprised to find we were the only people camping in this park. We only found the campground after the lady in Sparta tourist information office gave us directions and rang ahead to check It was open. It appears there are very few campgrounds...More

1  Thank Love2travelfromKent
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Nice park with river access. Great in the summer. We allways enjoy a visit here. Lots of area to camp,can also swim in river. Lots of trails,plenty of parking and friendly people.

Thank Cheryl B
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8 September 2017|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I didn't kayak but was hiking. The trail followed the river for quite a while and everything I saw was pretty tame. In fact there was a bunch of kids and a dog floating downstream with a couple adults on a bunch of... More
29 August 2017|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
yes private outfitters and there are several in the area. But if you have your own and want to canoe or kayak to the canoe in campsites there is a large parking lot at the boat launch where you can register your car and... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from Len R | Reviewed this property |
The SP is fragmented... 221 access and Wagoner's access both have RV campgrounds. The 221 access RV campground is about a mile from the river, and 2 miles from the canoe launch. Not sure about Wagoner's