We live near the New River in Jefferson North Carolina and I grew up and my kids grew-up playing in this river. We have canoed and inner-tubed this river many times over the years and I can honestly say that I love living here.
We just visited the park area itself while on a drive from Jefferson NC to Independence VA. The park & campgrounds were very nice and after viewing the waterway maps and timetables, we have added camping & canoeing here to our list of must-do things when we return in warmer weather. Beautiful place!
If you are near Jefferson, with family, you have to rent canoes at New River Outfitters General Store and take the 2-3 hour canoe trip. We go every year with family, it is so much fun! There is no hassle or waiting at this place, just walk in, have them pack you up some sodas and bologna sandwiches (only 2.50),...