We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great little campground

We got the last site available for Labor Day weekend. This is at the 221 access. Friendly camp... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
Group camping

First time to the campground (221 Access) Very nice- looks to be fairly new. Level spots - Kind of... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Maiden, North Carolina
Read all 51 reviews
All photos (21)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Laurel Springs, NC
+1 336-982-2587
Reviews (51)
Filter reviews
51 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews river state park tent campers north carolina small mouth bass camp host nice campground visitor center hiking trails beautiful scenery for sale all ages canoe wagoner wheelbarrow jefferson picnic hike
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 51 reviews
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We got the last site available for Labor Day weekend. This is at the 221 access. Friendly camp host, they have firewood for sale but you have to get it before the visitor center closes. The big wagons are there to use to get your...More

Thank paulpno2ner
Reviewed August 27, 2018

First time to the campground (221 Access) Very nice- looks to be fairly new. Level spots - Kind of close to your neighbors but not terrible. Not very many shady spots so be prepared for the sun! Very nice bathroom/shower house and was kept clean...More

Thank keenerkrew
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We camped with our dogs at the Wagoner access campground last weekend.You have to walk to your campsite but the State Park provides little carts and wheelbarrows. The campsites are all very beautiful and well maintained. The camp host, Tom Keller, was simply fantastic. He...More

Thank Katrin M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

New River State Park is a great campground with some RV sites with Full Hook Ups and some with just Electric. All are spacious and well groomed. (it would have been 5 stars but amazingly, some of the sites are laid out backwards (Fire Pit...More

Thank Joeclorite
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We camped here for two nights. You park in a paved lot and have to carry or cart (they have carts available) your stuff to your site. Or, you can access the campground by boat, and we saw several people paddling down the river stop...More

Thank Sapphire S
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We stayed at the Waggoner side campground. The location was beautiful and it had a really nice bath house which was modern and very clean. The rangers were helpful and friendly. There was a field which had thousands of fireflies at night which was amazing....More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

We stopped off for a nice easy hike through the woods and along the river. It was everything we had hoped for! We saw some geese along the river and as we hiked through the forest The View got better as the higher we went.

Thank rlodan01
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

We came here to get away from school for the weekend and hang out with just sorority sisters. Had an absolute blast! Of course it's late in the season so we had to pretty much just talk to the park ranger when we needed fire...More

Thank Jodi T
Reviewed September 21, 2017

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

2  Thank Bryant B
Reviewed September 13, 2017 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
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 8, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
August 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
August 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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