Everything you need to know about Crumpler, NC

A small town off North Carolina Highway 16 when traveling north before you get to Virginia. The town sits at 2,559 feet above sea level.

Read on to learn more about this community.

What Crumpler, NC, is known for

The town for Crumpler, NC, is known for being a small incorporated town near the Virginia border in North Carolina with the North Fork New River weaving about the surrounding area. It’s also known as the place with “healing springs.”

In 1883, these “healing springs” were discovered by William Barker and his father. They both had poison oak on their hands and when they washed in the river, the soars were gone the next day. Many people came far and wide to seek the supposed healing benefits of the water. A hotel and spa was built in the area but burned it completely down in 1962.

It has stayed a small town for decades, but that doesn’t mean it lacks luster. It’s a cute southern area in the mountains that’s not like other areas. The New River is an attraction for out of town (and residential) guests.

Things to do in Crumpler, NC

This is a small town, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to do in the area. Check out a few of the things you can while visiting the town.

Riverside Canoe and Tube Rental

Rent canoes and kayaks from this outfitter. Also, live music performed at home base. Check out their annual sales of boats at a discounted rate.

Dusty Trails Outfitters

Escape the heat with gentle and scenic views of the New River with Dusty Trails Outfitters.

Barrs Evergreens

Find the perfect Christmas Tree when the holiday season rolls around. Also, find other seasonal plants for sale.

Other outdoor things to do in Crumpler, NC

New River State Park

Only a 13-minute drive on back roads, New River State Park has many outdoor things you can enjoy with your family. A campground with hookups, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, and other things are in this area. Take in the pretty placid views of the river.

 

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Places to eat in Crumpler, NC

Shatley Springs

This is a one-of-a-kind restaurant serving family-style food for you and your group. They will bring everything out to in bowls or plates and you can pick and choose what you want to eat. As an example, they’ll bring six biscuits, a bowl of eggs, jam, bacon, and other things to your table for you to choose from. And the best part, you get to take the leftovers home!

 

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River House Inn and Restaurant

This hotel and upscale restaurant combination is tucked way in the woods in Crumpler, NC. Canoe, kayak, and fish off the side of the river near the hotel, then come back to “enjoy regional and international cuisine, an excellent wine list, and two full-service bars.”

 

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Demographics of Crumpler, NC

The population in Crumpler is 2,266 and the median age in Crumpler is 36.5.

  • 60.1% are married
  • 15.5% are divorced
  • 34.1% are married with children
  • 16.3% have children, but are single

Why you want to move to Crumpler, NC

It’s a small town, but one worth living in if you want to move to the mountains of NC. It’s not far from Boone — West Jefferson is even closer. If you’re tired of living in the city, then Crumpler offers something much different for your liking.

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History of Crumpler, NC

The town of Crumpler first became popular in 1883 when a “healing spring” was discovered. People from miles around came to stay at the built hotel to take in the views of the mountains and to drink the water. After the hotel burned down, the town lost a bit of its new and regular customers.

christmas tree

In 2008, president George W. Bush had a Christmas tree delivered to the White House for the Blue Room. It was from River Ridge Farms in Crumpler.

Today, Crumpler is a spot for families to live and to visit. Come see for yourself what this town is all about.

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