Lumber River Natural and Scenic River - Scotland/Robeson Line
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
N 34° 46.367 W 079° 19.928
17S E 652622 N 3849113
Quick Description: This is the lower terminus of the upper section of the Lumber River, Natural and Scenic River. The lower terminus is located at the intersection of the river and NC 71, at the Scotland/Robeson County line, called the Maxton Airport Swamp.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/8/2009 11:52:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM6Z0T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing
Views: 6

Long Description:
When the river was request to be evaluated for inclusion to the National Wild and Scenic River system under Section 2(a)(ii) of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the research revealed only two sections of the river actually qualified for this designation. "The segments currently designated are from State Route 1412/1203 (river mile 0) to the Scotland/Robeson County lines at the end of the Maxton Airport Swamp (river mile 22) and from Back Swamp (river mile 56) to the North/South Carolina border (river mile 115). Most of the Lumber River is classified as 'scenic' with the exceptions of two short segments around the communities of Lumberton and Fair Bluff, which are classified as 'recreational' under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act." The preceding was quoted from the following website, (http://www.rivers.gov/wsr-lumber.html ). The area from North Turnpike Road to the Maxton Airport Swamp is some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern part of North Carolina. One only has to launch a canoe or kayak in to the tea colored waters and in a few minutes all signs of civilization will soon disappear. Periodically, the traveler will be jolted back to the present as he passes a farm or the far and few in between access points. With a few campsites along the river, one can bed down for the night. Considering the river as a whole, there are not many places one can go now and see eagles, alligators, black bear and deer like one will find on the Lumber. When I think about or see the river as I cross it, I can not help but be reminded of the poem by John Charles McNeill, "Sunburnt Boys." The following link is just one of many that can give you a feeling of what it is like to hang out on the Lumber, (http://www.farid-hajji.net/books/en/McNeill_John_Charles/sms-chap33.html)
Number of WILD miles: 0

SCENIC: yes

Number of SCENIC miles: 60

RECREATIONAL: yes

Number of RECREATIONAL miles: 21

River Link: [Web Link]

WILD: Not Listed

Support documentation: Not listed

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