Shiffer, James Eli. “Lazy river.” (Travel Column.) News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) 30 June 1996: H1.
The author gives an engagingly written, concise but detailed account of a canoe trip with Dr. Neill Lee Sr., a Lumberton physician. Along with the trip description, he includes background information on the importance of the river to Lumbee people; how the river got its name; the proposed hazardous waste treatment plant whose siting on the river was successfully blocked by local citizens; the section of the river that was designated as the Lumber River State Park in 1989; and foliage and wildlife that can be seen along the river. At the end of the article he provides a concise trip guide with these sections: Getting there; Facilities; Canoeing; Canoe rentals; Fishing; Wildlife viewing.