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The two RV Gypsies at
Lumber River State Park
2819 Princess Ann Road
Orrum, NC 28369
( Columbus County, NC )
June 15, 2023

USA map showing location of NCNC map showing location of Lumber River State Park

Lumber River State Park is a North Carolina state park along the Lumber River in the counties of Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Columbus. It covers 13,659 acres along a 115-mile stretch of the Lumber River. Lumber River State Park is located in North Carolina's Coastal Plain. It was established in 1989 as both a state park and designated as a "Natural and Scenic River" by the North Carolina General Assembly. In addition, it is the only blackwater river in North Carolina to be designated as a National Wild and Scenic River by the Department of the Interior.

Lumber River State Park has two access areas located about 1 hour from each other: Princess Ann and Chalk Banks. The two RV Gypsies were at the Princess Ann entrance. Possibilities for paddling on this 115-mile river are said to be extraordinary. An abundance of wildlife and plant life, including the belted kingfisher and the rare Carolina bogmint, helped Lumber River earn federal designation as a National Wild and Scenic River, the only blackwater river in the state to have that honor.

Lumber River State Park encompasses parts of four counties along the Lumber River. The headwaters of the river are in Scotland County. The Lumber River bisects Robeson County. The recreational facilities are at the Princess Ann Landing in southeastern Robeson County near the towns of Orrum and Fair Bluff. The river ends in South Carolina, where it joins the Little Pee Dee River about 8 miles south of the state line.

welco;me to Fair Bluff NC sign Watermelon festival  sign
Lumbr River State Park sign Lumber River State Park
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Lumber River State Park map and information
warning sign about fish trail sign

Below: The two RV Gypsies came to a long, thin, limb hanging down from the tree and Lee Duquette tried to swing on it. Even though the limb was strong enough, it was an epic fail. Karen Duquette took a video but does not know how to post it here.

limb from tree hanging over the path Lee Duquette trying to swing on the tree branch

Cypress knees are woody projections that sprout above water level, growing vertically from the knobby roots of bald cypress trees. Because they have a funny habit of tripping people, they must have a sense of humor.

cyoress Jbees cypress knees

Below: Lee Duquette loved the cypress knee shown below and said it looked like and old man with stringy hair.

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trees at Lumber River State Park Lumber River
Lumber River

Below: Karen Duquette back in the car and ready for the next adventure.

Karen Duquette

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