There are several winter camping options at New River State Park, a linear park following its namesake river and known for one thing: paddling. The Wagoner Road Access has 10 primitive campsites (with bathrooms and hot-water showers). The US 221 Access has two areas: a primitive site with 15 campsites (including bathrooms and hot-water showers) and a 20-site drive-in campground with a dump station, bathrooms and hot-water showers. (There’s also a canoe-only campsite, the Alleghany County Access, with 8 sites.)

The emphasis at New River State Park is on paddling. All sites offer quick access to the water.

More info: 336.982.2587, or here

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Photo: NC Division of Parks & Recreation.
Address: 358 New River State Park Road
City: Laurel Springs
State: NC
Zip: 28644
Latitude: 36.4676
Longitude: 81.3403
No. of campsites: 45
No. with hookups: 20
No. without hookups: none
Primitive sites: 25
Reservations? 877.722.6762,
Cost: $13
Year-round? yes
Gate hours: no
Quiet hours: yes
Stuff to do nearby: paddling