New River State Park Campground

EASY 7 reviews

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.

2.1 miles 229 feet Loop




nature trips

trail running





8 days ago

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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

6 months ago

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.

fly fishing
1 year ago

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

3 years ago

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.