New River State Park, Laurel Springs

#38 of 49 in Nature in North Carolina Mountains
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 cano...  more »
  • 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. Ran...  more »
  • This is a beautiful park, I highly recommend at least one visit, to hike the mountains or canoe, kayak or tube down the river. The New River has some breathtaking views of the mountains, wildlife, native plant species and small waterfalls flowing down the rocky banks into the water, not to mention the history of the gorgeous old farmhouses built right next to the river. If you're planning on floating the river, it might be beneficial to check the water level before heading out, if it's at 1.9 or lower, be ready to get hung up on every rock on the way, your regular 2 hour trip will turn into 4, be sure to pack extra supplies, including sunscreen and have fun! Side Note: If you're into "canoe in" or kayak camping, they have an excellent park just for you at the Alleghany Access Campground which also offers group sites, and some fantastic hiking trails with great views, this site can only be accessed from the river, no vehicle access is available, which makes it extra special.
  • Easy river access. Park rangers are very helpful. Nice trails.
  • We stayed here in Oct 2016. This is one of the best campgrounds I have ever visited. There was nice spacing between the sites and the bath house was amazingly clean and modern. The attendant at the office was very helpful and friendly. Definitely a great camping experience!
  • Fantastic camping experience. Quiet, super clean modern restroom and shower house. Tent pad with picnic table and fire pit. Wheelbarrows from parking area made it a super easy quick trip to campsite right on the river. Great and helpful Rangers! Can't wait to return!
  • I had the greatest time. The folks there are very friendly n didn't mind helping if u needed them to. Would recommend this place to everyone.

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