Yadkin River

Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697

Yadkin River

Yadkin River Professional Review and Guide

"The Yadkin River begins at an elevation above 3,600 feet near Blowing Rock, on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It flows southeast toward Lenoir, but near Patterson and Happy Valley it turns northeast, flowing through Ferguson and into W. Kerr Scott Reservoir.

Leaving the reservoir, the Yadkin runs between North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro. South of Pilot Mountain, it passes through a small section of Pilot Mountain State Park and makes another direction change, swinging south and passing just to the west of Winston-Salem. After passing Tanglewood Park and Boone’s Cave State Park, the Yadkin joins the South Yadkin River near Salisbury. Downstream, the Yadkin River is impounded by four large dams to become High Rock Lake, Tuckertown Reservoir, Badin Lake, and Falls Lake."

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11/30/2005
Section 3 Correction: Change "Camping area C borders a cove just off the river channel and offers easy access to the water. Use of the area is only for registered campers. Campsites 11–15 are closest to the water,..." to "Camping area C (not Group area C) borders a cove just off the river channel and offers easy access to the water. Use of the area is only for registered campers. Campsites 34R–43R are closest to the water, ... " Section 16 Update: The Eureka gristmill building (mi 8.2) collapsed March 2003. The building had been considered for historic preservation.
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Wilkesboro
Nearby City
147.3
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
Class II
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