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Lumber River State Park
Copyright: - North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation
Lumber River State Park
Description - Recognized as a National Wild and Scenic River, the Lumber River offers excellent wildlife viewing and a taste of natural communities unique to blackwater streams, such as a cypress gum swamp and pine savannah.

Park Hours: November-February 8 am-6 pm; March, October 8 am - 7 pm; April, May, September 8 am - 8 pm; June-August 8 am - 9 pm. Office hours: 8 am-9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Gates will remain locked, except in emergency situations, when the park is not in operation. Please plan accordingly. The park is closed Christmas Day.

Recreation - A picnic area is located along the bank of the Lumber River. Here, towering oaks and Spanish moss shade several tables and grills. Sites near the park office are accessible for persons with disabilities. Drinking water and restrooms are located by the park office.

Primitive canoe camping is available at the Piney Island area. Three small sites and a large group site, all with picnic tables, are located along an easy overnight section of the Lumber River. All supplies must be packed into and out of the site.

Presently there are no hiking trail.

Contact the park office to find out about regularly scheduled interpretive programs in the park.

Climate - North Carolina has a temperate climate with mild winters and long fall and spring months. Summers can be hot and humid, especially in the piedmont and coastal plain region, which don't get relief from coastal breezes or higher elevations. The mountains tend to be substantially cooler and receive some winter snow.

In the Piedmont Region, winter daytime temperatures normally range from the upper 30's to the upper 40s. Summer daytime temperatures range from the high 70's to the low 90's. The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 44-52 inches (112-132 centimeters).

Location - Lumber River State Park is 12 miles east of Fairmont off Hwy. 130 to SR 2225 on SR 2246 east. Travel two miles to the park entrance.

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Report: I usually take a trip down or up the Lumber River every saturday for a day of fishing with my father! This past weekend, the river was terrific. We caught plenty of Red Breast and Brim on our journey from 40l down to Riverton, located in Hoke/Scotland County. The river is the best place to spend a day!

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Contact Information:
Lumber River State Park, P.O. Box 10 , Orrum, NC, 28369-0010, Phone: 910-628-9844, Fax: 910-628-8172
, ncs1439@interpath.com

Additional Information:
Fayetteville Area - Fayetteville is located in the southern Piedmont area of the state offering a pleasant environment for many of our nation's military personnel. It is home of Fort Bragg Army Base and Pope Air Force Base. Fort Bragg boasts a population of over 60,000 individuals while Pope Air Force Base has a peacetime population of over 6,500 people. It was settled in the 1730's and became a military town during World War I. It also has Revolutionary and Civil War history.
North Carolina State Parks - North Carolina's State Parks offer wonderful beach camping to mountain wilderness camping. There are hiking trails in all sorts of forest types and countless fishing opportunities. The entire state, from the mountain to the piedmont area to the coast is rich in history and well highlighted at the parks.
Piedmont Region - Located in the center of the state, this historically rich area once dominated by tobacco fields has been transformed into one of the East Coast's most dynamic new industrial mega centers.

Lumber River State Park - Official agency Website


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