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Lumber River State Park - Chalk Banks Access

The Chalk Banks TRACK trail is an easy 0.5 mile loop along the Pond Loop trail. This trail circles an acre pond and has a short 0.1 mile spur to the Lumber River. You can also hike the Chalk Banks Trail, which meanders along the river's edge, by a wetlands habitat, and a mixed pine and hardwoods forest.

The Lumber River has a long history of economic significance for the towns that are located along its banks. Deriving its name from the extensive timber harvesting and transporting done in the late 1700s, the river is the primary reason why the towns along its banks were settled.

Have fun as you travel the trail, keeping an eye out for various wildlife around the pond and banks of the river.

Track an adventure here
Illustration of kingfisher perched by river

Location Details

Recreational Features: Canoe / Kayak, Camping, Picnic Tables
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
River by white sand shore
Belted kingfisher sitting
River by white sand shore

Adventures for Lumber River State Park - Chalk Banks Access

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Bug Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help you learn how to identify the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods.
Hiking

Pond Life

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
Ponds may seem quiet, but they are actually teeming with all kinds of life. With the Pond Life brochure, kids will learn the difference between producer and consumer organisms, and how to identify where a plant, animal, or insect fits into the ecosystem of a pond. This brochure will have kids keep an eye out for 12 common pond residents, and teach how these plants and animals use the pond.

Directions

26040 Raeford Road
Wagram, NC 28396
Latitude: 34.898889000000
Longitude: -79.354889000000

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Lumber River State Park TRACK Trail is possible through a partnership between North Carolina State Parks and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.