Lumber River Professional Review and Guide
"Lumber River State Park owns more than 7,000 acres along the river. The park has a major access area at Princess Ann and has plans for others. The floodplain is mainly a cypress, tupelo-gum, and water oak swamp forest. Above the perennially wet lands, loblolly pine and many varieties of hardwoods are found. Rare and endangered plants grow in the river corridor. The insect-eating Venus flytrap also grows here. Wildlife is diverse. Deer, beaver, mink, raccoon, ducks, and wild turkey are common. Alligators and black bear are sometimes seen.
The area is an important habitat for the endangered bald eagle and red-cockaded woodpecker. Newly fallen trees are common. At low water, there are often downed trees across the river that would be submerged at higher flows; but at higher flows the current increases, and good boat control is necessary to avoid being swept into overhanging trees and bushes. Overnight canoe camping is popular. Lumber River State Park provides seven paddle-in camping areas, and their master plan calls for others to be developed. Except at Princess Ann, there is no fee or permit required to use the paddle-in camping areas."