River Facts

Facts about the Lumber River

  • is a blackwater river
  • has a floodplain of largely oak-cypress-gum swamp forest
  • runs for 115 river miles to the NC-SC boundary just downstream of Fair Bluff, NC
  • was made part of the NC Trails System in 1978 as the Lumber River Canoe Trail
  • was added to the NC Natural and Scenic River System in 1989
  • was added to the National Wild and Scenic River System (NWSRS) in 1996 (one of four in NC – the only one of which is a blackwater river)
  • 81 river miles are designated scenic and/or recreational in the NWSRS
  • is home to the Lumber River State Park, for which there are two access points by road: Chalk Banks and Princess Ann Landing. There are also several canoe landing/camping sites
  • flows into the Little Pee Dee River just past mile 115