New River State Park Campground

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New River State Park Campground is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jefferson, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

2 months ago

This was a nice little find while vacationing in the nearby area. It's pretty much a nice park trail and worth checking out if you are looking to get in some light exercise or just spend the day outside.

hiking
5 months ago

this Trail was exactly what we were looking for, with some flat walking by the river and just enough height to climb up and get some good views. I imagine if you go during the spring summer or fall you may not get much of a view, but during the winter you can see across the valley and it's very pretty.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little hike at New River State Park. We would love to come back and kayak the New River, but the hike was a great substitute.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Nice short hike but not much scenery or sun. The path is very narrow in the bridge was slick with algae. The entire hike is under the canopy of the forest.

hiking
Thursday, November 17, 2016

This is part of the US 221 Access section of the NC New River State Park. I started out on the River Run trail from the parking lot on the southern edge of the park. The first eight tenths of a mile of the 1.4 mile trail is mostly flat, and has pretty views as it follows close to the river. Near the end, the trail moves further away and includes a few small switchbacks as it heads up in elevation. I completed a nice 2.1 mile loop by taking the Hickory Trail back.

Friday, September 09, 2016

good to hike a mile or two without having to go to blowing rock or the parkway

camping
Monday, September 05, 2016

Very nice and clean campground. Sites were much larger than typical sites at other campgrounds. Bathhouse was clean and accessible. We went on a very relaxing kayaking trip on the New River.

fishing
Thursday, December 03, 2015

I use the campground as a base for my kayak fishing trips. Always clean

camping
Monday, November 11, 2013

A very nice campground for sure. I have been here for many years, often on Labor Day. I often camp in the drive-to electric section. Nice kindling available, and fire ring. Great visitor center and trails. The river is nice for kyacking, canoeing, or tubing.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

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