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New River State Park
P.O. Box 48
Jefferson, NC 28640
Park Description
Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and bucolic farmlands surround what is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in North America  the New River. 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. Three areas with access to this waterway make up more than 1,500 acres of New River State Park and provide spots for camping, canoeing, picnicking and fishing.

Park Hours November-February, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March and October, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April, May, September, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. June-August, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Christmas Day

Park Office Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays Closed state holidays

Fees: Fee structure not known
No Metro Region listed. Park Management: State

Fishing   Trails, Natural Surface   Nature Reserve   Open Space   Pond/Stream/Lake   Scenic Views   Wildlife Viewing   Restrooms   Showers / Locker Room   Picnic Tables   Shelter/Pavillion   Water Fountain   Ranger Station   First Aid   Parking   Benches   BBQ Grill