Robeson County celebrates Lumber River Day 2012


LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) Hundreds gathered at the Lumber River State Park Saturday to celebrate the Lumber River Day 2012. With it beautiful black water river, the Lumber River is voted as one of the Top Ten Natural Wonders in North Carolina.

The Lumber River State Park is a favorite for fishermen and naturalists and is a great way to enjoy the scenery.

Designated a National Natural and Scenic River from 200 year-old cypress trees to 2 million year-old sea shells, from blue herons to beavers, the Lumber River is breathtaking.

At the event there were canoe rides and races, booths and exhibits, kids' fishing contest, casting contest, kids' wet T-shirt race and many other fun activities.

A river walk along the Lumber River can be entered from Luther Britt Park or from Downtown Lumberton. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles from beginning to end or 3 mile round trip. It includes areas that overlook the river and is magnificent for bird watching.

The river is open all year and admission is free. Lumberton has a few camping sites available through the Lumberton Parks and Recreation for information call 910-618-3869.

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