Yadkin River CR 1372 Richland Road Bridge to the end of Wilkes CR 1137 on Kerr Scott Lake

Paterson, North Carolina 28646

Yadkin River CR 1372 Richland Road Bridge to the end of Wilkes CR 1137 on Kerr Scott Lake

Yadkin River: CR 1372 (Richland Road) Bridge to the end of Wilkes CR 1137 on Kerr Scott Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Yadkin heads up into the mountain resort town of Blowing Rock and flows through a remote mountainous area of Caldwell County before running alongside US 321 about 3 miles north of Patterson. It moves generally northeastward through Happy Valley into Kerr Scott Lake, and then meanders through five counties before entering the impoundment at High Rock Lake in Davidson County. Two additional impoundments, Badin and Tillery, follow immediately; after this the Yadkin becomes the Pee Dee and flows into South Carolina.

The river is primarily pastoral down from Patterson, moving over occasional low ledges and through shallow rock gardens. Below Kerr Scott Dam it continues on much the same, although it is considerably wider and has fewer rapids, until it makes the big bend to the south below Siloam. Here, it drops fairly fast for a couple of miles over a series of shoals, which can become formidable in medium-high waters."

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Trail Information

Paterson
Nearby City
30
Distance
114 feet
Elevation Loss
5 sections that take 13.5 hours to paddle
Duration
Class I-IV
Class
Tanglewood Park
Local Contacts
Buffalo Cove, Lenoir, Grandin, Boomer (USGS); Caldwell, Wilkes (County)
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