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Many new trees have fallen across the river from summer flood.
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Due to much rain during the early and middle part of last summer, which caused the ground to soften around the tree root systems, there are many newly fallen trees along the river. Also, the February 2014 ice storm has likely dropped new trees into the river along with a large amount of major branches that likely have broken off trees and fallen into the river. If you choose to paddle on sections that park staff have not removed trees from, be prepared to have to portage around or over many new trees across the river. The wider sections of the river, such as through Lumberton, and from the Boardman access at US 74 down to the SC state line, and beyond, are some of the better options to boat without having to deal with possibly many trees across the river channel. These are very nice sections to boat on with all of them being part of the NC Natural and Scenic River System and the National Wild & Scenic River System. These sections, along with the section at Chalk Banks from Turnpike Rd. to Hwy 401, have been cleared of trees by park staff. A new down tree or two is possible even on these recently cleared sections. All other sections will very likely have a significant amount of trees to have to portage.
Updated: 2014-08-19 10:53:33
The Lumber River State Park headquarters at Princess Ann, near Orrum, is located in Robeson County, 12 miles east of Fairmont off NC 130 and six miles south of Orrum.
The park's northern headquarters at Chalk Banks is located in Scotland County, 1/3 mile north of Wagram on Hwy 401, 11 miles north of Laurinburg.
To travel to Princess Ann take S.R. 2225 (Creek Rd.) south to S.R. 2246 (Princess Ann Rd.) east. Continue two miles to the park entrance. From I-95, take Exit 13 onto US 74 East and travel approximately 13 miles. Turn right (south) onto S.R. 2225 (Creek Rd.), near Milepost 221, and travel seven miles to S.R. 2246 east. Turn left (east) on S.R. 2246 (Princess Ann Rd.) and travel two miles to the park entrance on the left.
To travel to Chalk Banks from US 74, take Hwy 401 North By Pass at Laurinburg. Travel Hwy 401 10 miles to Wagram. Travel 1/3 mile north of Wagram to park entrance on the left. From Fayetteville, travel Hwy 401 South. Cross the Lumber River into Scotland County, near Wagram. Park entrance is on the right, 1/4 after crossing the river.