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New River State Park

Laurel Springs, NC
+1 336-982-2587
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Had a picnic today at the park. Very nice park, great people working at the park and helpful at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rod L
via mobile
The place to kayak in NC!

Mild whitewater (class I & II) on the South Fork of the New River. Cooperative small mouth bass... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Len R
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Laurel Springs, NC
+1 336-982-2587
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 10 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 11 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

Thank calliesdq87
Reviewed 29 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

Thank Love2travelfromKent
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very clean "drive to" campsites and restrooms. Sites are close to one another, but placed strategically so that there is privacy between them. US 221 is near the campground with minimal traffic and disturbance. Very well maintained.

Thank Marcie M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Based on the reviews I may be following James G around. North Carolina is blessed with many great State Parks and this is one of them. The visitor's center has a great exhibit on the river and how to protect it. Thank God the local...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My family stopped in on our NC State Parks Tour, and hung out on the river today. It was so quiet and peaceful we just got lost in ourselves. This is a great place to visit, and camp.

Thank James G
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first time at the campground, and we will definitely be back! We camped at the Wagoner Rd access (walk in sites) in site 47. We had two other sets of couples that camped next to us in sites 46 and 45. Sites...More

3  Thank ashley c
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I live near the state park and I love the hiking areas here. Located in the Ashe County area of North Carolina, this park has wonderful views of the River, lovely mountain views, wonderful tours by the park rangers that everyone even kids would love.

Thank Debbi F
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29 March 2017|
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Response from Cheryl B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, unfortunately I do not have an answer for you on your question about sleeping in hammocks instead of tents other than I would think with the thick canopy of trees all around that river you should be able to find an... More
19 July 2016|
Response from boondoggie1 |
Remember the river is going north. For a nice canoe trip, start from the state park (US 221 access) and leave your other vehicle at Kings Creek Access--this is also part of the park that is basically a parking lot with... More
10 May 2016|
Response from boondoggie1 |
We just camped at New River State Park a few days ago. We live only 20 miles north and have just purchased a 31' motorhome so it was our shake-down trip. I felt our motorhome was very puny compared to some of the other... More