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Orrum - Lumber River State Park

2819 Princess Ann Road
910-628-4564

The Lumber River flows through the south-central portion of our state. The river's headwaters are in Montgomery, Moore, Richmond and Scotland counties where the waterway is known as Drowning Creek. The creek becomes a river at SR 1412/1203 along the Scotland-Hoke county line, and its waters flow into South Carolina, eventually joining the Little Pee Dee River.

Lumber River State Park contains 11,064 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. The park's recreation activities are currently centered at two access areas, Princess Ann and Chalk Banks. Princess Ann overlooks a unique reverse flow area named Griffin's Whirl. At the access, a bend in the river opens to a long, straight vista that beckons paddlers to take a ride. Chalk Banks, near the town of Wagram on the upper end of the river, has an interesting mixture of plants, fish, and animals from the sandhills and coastal plains regions.



Reviews

Emily Thomas

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Love this park! Great trails and it's so quaint and peaceful!

Steve Kirk

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Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
We camped at a great spot down by the river. It was very quiet. The only drawback is that there are no shower facilities.

Dennis Mann

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Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016
My visit to Lumber River was k my a few weeks after Hurricane Mathew, and the park was still recovering, however, we really enjoyed our stay. The primitive camp sites are well groomed and there is a pit toiled and water available about 100 yards, at the max, from most sites. The paths along the river are clear and accessible, and offer a great view of the parks wildlife. A real abundance of birds, deer, and other wee woodland critters. Great for bird watchers. What I was most impressed with was the staff. They have been working tirelessly to get the park back in order, and you can tell they truly love the land they work. Some for as long as 37 years. Thanks for a great experience and we'll see next time.

Dawn Sample

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Friday, Sep. 29, 2017
Loved the place. Tommy was so helpful. Will return.

Lizzie Bowen

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Very peaceful place. We camped overnight, enjoyed the owls, and a cozy campfire. Water spigot near camp area was not working, but park staff told us they were trying to fix it. Another water spigot worked fine, just farther away. Nice trail by the river.

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