New River State Park, NC

New River State Park is located in Ashe and Alleghany counties. The Wagoner Road Access Area, at river mile 26, is located eight miles southeast of Jefferson. The U.S. 221 Access Area, at river mile 15, is located eight miles northeast of Jefferson and may be reached by US Hwy ...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Aug 15 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
Due to conditions beyond our control, in most cases using the park's address in any brand of vehicle GPS unit will not give you directions to the central park area, U. S. Hwy 221 access. This location is misidentified on the master map that these units use to pin point addresses. Instead, we suggest using either the actual GPS coordinates, 36.467680,-81.340350, or the following address exactly as typed; 10000 U.S. 221, NC

Park gate hours:

Wagoner Access and US 221 Access:
  • November - February: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • March, April, Sept, Oct: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • May - August: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Closed Christmas Day

King's Creek Area:
  • May - Oct: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Nov - Apr: Closed
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New River Alleghany Access Primitive Group Canoe-in campsite Primitive Group Camping 35
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New River Alleghany County Access Primitive Canoe In Campground Primitive 6
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New River Alleghany County Access Primitive Canoe In Campground Primitive 6
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New River Alleghany County Access Primitive Canoe In Campground Primitive 6
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New River Alleghany County Access Primitive Canoe In Campground Primitive 6
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New River Alleghany County Access Primitive Canoe In Campground Primitive 6
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New River Alleghany County Access Primitive Canoe In Campground Primitive 6
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New River Alleghany County Access Primitive Canoe In Campground Primitive 6
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New River Alleghany County Access Primitive Canoe In Campground Primitive 6
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New River Auditorium Full Day Auditoriums and Classrooms 45 Accessible
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New River Auditorium Half Day Auditoriums and Classrooms 45 Accessible
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New River Classroom Full Day Auditoriums and Classrooms 40 Accessible
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New River Classroom Half Day Auditoriums and Classrooms 40 Accessible
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 33 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 42 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 39 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 55 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 34 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 33 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 40 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 Accessible 40 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 42 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 48 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 54 Back-In
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New River Drive-To Campground Campsite Electric 6 53 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

New River State Park is located in Ashe and Alleghany counties. The Wagoner Road Access Area, at river mile 26, is located eight miles southeast of Jefferson. The U.S. 221 Access Area, at river mile 15, is located eight miles northeast of Jefferson and may be reached by US Hwy 221. The Kings Creek Access Area, at river mile 7, is located on Kings Creek Rd. The Alleghany County Access Area, at river mile 1, may be reached only by canoe.

Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and farmlands surround what is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in North America. Its waters are slow and placid. Its banks are fertile and covered with wildflowers. Dedicated as a National Scenic River in 1976, this gentle river is the centerpiece of New River State Park.

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.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 16 2014 - Sat Aug 15 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Canoe Ramp
  • Chairs
  • Comfort Station
  • Commercial Range
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Emergency Telephone
  • Fire Rings
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace Grill
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Grill
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Parking
  • Picnic Table
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showerhouse
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trash
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Faucets
  • Water Hookups
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Primitive Group Camping $10.00
Primitive $10.00
Picnic Shelter $70.00-$95.00
Improved Group Camping $45.00
Community Building $185.00
Campsite Non-Electric $17.00
Campsite Electric $22.00
Auditoriums and Classrooms $75.00-$175.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Primitive Group Camping $10.00
Primitive $10.00
Picnic Shelter $70.00-$95.00
Improved Group Camping $45.00
Community Building $185.00
Campsite Non-Electric $17.00
Campsite Electric $22.00
Auditoriums and Classrooms $75.00-$175.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.46768, -81.34035
36°28'4"N, 81°20'25"W

From Jefferson take US 221/Hwy 16 N. for 4.7 miles to Tom Fowler Rd, turn right on Tom Fowler Rd and go 1.3 miles and dead end at Old US 221, turn left for 2.6 miles to park entrance on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs  NC  28644

Phone Number:

Project Office: (336)982-2587
Additional Information