• Tent Sites, RV Sites, Camping Cabins & Efficiency Apartments

  • Tubing, Kayaking & Canoeing river trips down Class 1, 2 & 3 rapids

  • World Class fishing spots

  • One mile of river frontage for camping

  • Well stocked Campstore for all your camping, boating and fishing needs

  • Bathhouses, Picnic Tables & Picnic Shelters

  • Children's Playground

  • Small dog friendly

  • Conveniently located near many other area attractions and state parks


If you are looking for fun in the water, we offer canoeing, kayaking and tubing trips originating from our campground and provide shuttle service to the put-in point. All of our river trips end at the campground, so there is no long shuttle back to your waiting campsite or vehicle after a fun day on the river.  For anglers, the New River provides ample opportunity for fishing, and features muskie and catfish, and is well known for small mouth bass.  Many North Carolina and Virginia trophy small mouth bass are recorded yearly. While enjoying fishing on the New River you can also take in the incredible scenery, and you are sure to see plenty of other wildlife. ​

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains between Sparta, NC and Independence, VA, NEW RIVER CAMPGROUND sits on the border of North Carolina and Virginia at an elevation of 2600 feet and spans an entire mile along the scenic New River.  We are on the New River after the North and South Forks converge; where the water is deeper and wider. With more water, more out crops, more breath taking beauty, you get to experience the whole river.

The second oldest river in the world, the New River winds through the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. Offering unsurpassed scenic beauty, it is home to diverse wildlife, including species found no where else in the world. 

We offer tent sites, RV sitescamping cabins and efficiency apartments to suit any camping preference.

​Our campstore is well stocked for all of your camping needs.  With supplies for picnicking, canoeing, camping and fishing, we've got you covered.  Our large picnic pavilion is the perfect spot to entertain large groups.  Have younger children?  Our family playground is equipped for hours of fun for the kids.

Whatever your getaway calls for, we can help you plan your perfect family vacation or group outing.  For the best in affordable outdoor fun, there's only ONE New River Campground and Canoe.  We put YOU on the New!

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New River Campground & Canoe

3745 New River Parkway
Independence, VA 24348

336-372-8793 (NC) 

276-773-3412 (VA)

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