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Lumber River State Park - Princess Ann Access

Map of TRACK Trail at Lumber River State Park

The Lumber River State Park TRACK Trail is an easy 0.5 mile loop along Griffin's Bluff. The Trail features interpretive panels and an observation deck overlooking Griffin's Whirl, a unique reverse flow area in the river.

The Lumber River flows through the south-central portion of North Carolina. 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.

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Collectible sticker for Lumber River

Location Details

Recreational Features: Mountain Bike Trails, Canoe / Kayak, Camping, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Interpretive Programs, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms, Nature Center, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
Dock on the Lumber River
Group of kayakers on the river
Green Anole Lizard
close up of tree leaves
Trees growing out of the river
Close up of a tree trunk

Adventures for Lumber River State Park - Princess Ann 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.
Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Lumber River: The Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
By following the picture and text clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.
Hiking

Nature's Relationships

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
In the Nature's Relationships brochure you will discover how everything in nature is connected... even us. As you walk along the trail, the brochure will tell you a story about a few of the relationships that can be found. Many more relationships exist, so keep your eyes and heart open and you will discover many of nature's relationships - even yours.
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

Let's Explore - ecoEXPLORE

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
Scientists need your help! Use this brochure to learn how to be an ecoEXPLORER and share your nature observations with real scientists.

Directions

2819 Princess Ann Road
Orrum, NC 28369
Latitude: 34.388761000000
Longitude: -79.001024000000

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.