New River State Park


Campground Type
State Park

358 US Hwy 221 N Access Rd
Laurel Springs, North Carolina 28644


New River State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 53
Number of Sites with Electric: 20
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 10

Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and farmlands surround what is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in North America — the New River. Its waters are slow and placid. Its banks are fertile and covered with wildflowers. The New River area still maintains an old-fashioned charm. Mountain roads are narrow and winding, dotted with small farms, churches and country stores. The river itself is tranquil, offering good bass fishing, trout streams, excellent birding and inspiring mountain scenery. But perhaps the best way to absorb and appreciate the river's peacefulness is from the seat of a canoe as it glides across the slow-moving waters. Four areas with access to this waterway make up more than 2,200 acres of New River State Park and provide spots for camping, canoeing, picnicking and fishing.

New River State Park offers three access areas that total more than 750 acres. Each area provides a canoe-in primitive campground with tables and grills.

Wagoner Road Access Area offers 10 primitive campsites and bathroom facilities with hot-water showers. At Wagoner Access, campers may park and carry their supplies 250 yards to the campsite, or campers may canoe downstream to a take-out ramp at the campground. A group campsite is also available that can accommodate up to 40 campers.

Two camping areas are available at the US 221 Access. Campers must park and walk, or canoe to the 15 primitive campsites. Bathroom facilities with hot-water showers are nearby.

US 221 Access also has a 20 site drive-in campground with a dump station, bathroom facilities and hot-water showers. It can accommodate campers and tents. All 20 sites have electricity and 10 offer full-hookups. Two sites are handicapped accessible.

Alleghany County Access, which has eight canoe campsites, is accessible only by canoe and has pit toilets and a pump for drinking water.

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