YADKIN RIVER ACCESS

The Yadkin River, its tributaries and lakes provide multiple opportunities for recreation throughout the river basin. North Carolinians enjoy boating, tubing, swimming, fishing, camping, hiking and relaxing on and around the Yadkin River.

The Yadkin Pee Dee River Trail is a 125-milelong paddling trail which includes multiple put-in and take-out areas for easy access to the river. The River Trail is mostly flat, with Class I ripples and a few Class II spots.  The Yadkin Pee Dee River Trail may be paddled by kayak or canoe beginning east of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in Wilkes County, meandering east through Elkin and over towards Winston-Salem and then turning south along the boundaries of Davie, Rowan and Davidson counties to the entrance to High Rock Lake. There are two mandatory portages around dams on this section of the river.  

Access points along the Yadkin River are maintained predominately by local municipalities.  Access areas are in varying conditions, ranging from extremely well kept to needy.  New access areas may be opened, or existing ones closed, at any time.  Below is a list of access points, contact information and a report of the conditions and facilities in these areas.  If you have updated information on these areas, please email them to us.

 

TAILWATER ACCESS

202 Ranger Rd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
GPS coordinates:  N 36º08.15’ W 81º13.39’
Maintained by:  US Army Corps of Engineers, 336-921-3390
Distance to next access point:  7.1 miles
Conditions:  paved parking lot, plenty of parking
Facilities:  bathroom

 

SMOOT PARK ACCESS

832 Main St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
GPS coordinates:  N 36º09.84’ W 81º08.09’
Maintained by:  N. Wilkesboro Rec. & Parks, 336-838-3359
Distance to next access point:  15.1 miles
Conditions: gravel parking lot, moderate parking
Facilities:  bathroom

 

RONDA ACCESS

Ronda Yadkin River Access, Clingman Rd, Ronda, NC 28670
GPS coordinates:  N 36º12.95’ W 80º56.25’
Maintained by:  Town of Ronda, 336-835-2061
Distance to next access point:  6.8 miles
Conditions: paved parking lot, plenty of parking
Facilities:  bathroom


 

CRATER PARK ACCESS

473 N Bridge St, Jonesville, NC 28642
GPS coordinates:  N 36º14.50’ W 80º50.84’
Maintained by:  Elkin Recreation and Parks, 336-835-9814
Distance to next access point:  10.7 miles
Conditions:  Well-kept gravel entrance and moderate parking
Facilities:  bathroom, sometimes locked

 

ROCKY FOREST RIVER RUN ACCESS (PRIVATE)

172 Rocky Forest Trail, Elkin, NC 28621
GPS coordinates:  N 36º15.25’ W 80º48.21’
Maintained by:  Rocky Forest River Run, 336-469-8652
Distance to next access point:  2.5 miles
Conditions:  On site parking for customers
Facilities:  None

 

BURCH STATION AT MITCHELL RIVER ACCESS

10385 NC-268, Elkin, NC 28621
GPS coordinates: N 36°16'34.0" W 80°46'02.4’
Maintained by:  Elkin Recreation and Parks, 336-835-9814
Distance to next access point:  4.7 miles
Conditions:  well kept gravel entrance and moderate parking
Facilities: 


 

YADKIN/SHORE ACCESS 

10425 US-601, Dobson, NC 27017
GPS coordinates:  N 36º16.18’ W 80º43.23’
Maintained by:  Yadkin Co. Recreation Dept, 336-679-4228
Distance to next access point:  5.0 miles
Conditions:  primitive access, moderate parking
Facilities: no bathroom, camping permitted, water pump

 

ROCKFORD ACCESS (PRIVATE)

4553 Rockford Rd, Boonville, NC 27011
GPS coordinates:  N 36º15.35’ W 80º38.86’
Maintained by:  Yadkin River Adventures, 336-374-5318
Distance to next access point:  11.8 miles
Conditions:  gravel parking, contact Paul at Yadkin River Adventures for permission
Facilities: none

 

SHOALS ACCESS

4454 Shoals Rd, East Bend, NC 27018
GPS coordinates:  N 36º15.45’ W 80º31.05’
Maintained by:  Pilot Mountain State Park, 336-325-2355
Distance to next access point:  6.9 miles
Conditions:  dirt and gravel road entrance, limited parking
Facilities:  none


 

DONNAHA ACCESS

6131 Donnaha Park Rd, East Bend, NC 27018
GPS coordinates:  N 36º12.95’ W 80º26.02’
Maintained by:  Yadkin County Recreation Dept, 336-679-4228
Distance to next access point:  6.6 miles (includes mandatory portage)
Conditions:  dirt and gravel entrance road, moderate parking
Facilities:  bathroom

 

OLD 421 PARK ACCESS

7699 Yadkinville Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023
GPS coordinates:  N 36º07.97’ W 80º26.65’
Maintained by:  Forsyth County Parks and Rec, 336-778-6300
Distance to next access point:  5.4 miles
Conditions: Large paved parking lot
Facilities:  Bathroom, picnic tables, playground

 

HUNTSVILLE ACCESS

5532 Courtney-Huntsville Rd, Yadkinville, NC 27055
GPS coordinates:  N 36º05.56’ W 80º30.98’
Maintained by:  nobody/undeveloped
Distance to next access point:  10.8 miles
Conditions:  primitive dirt/rock entrance with serious errosion, enter with caution, limited parking
Facilities:  none


 

TANGLEWOOD ACCESS

172 River Hill Dr, Advance, NC 27006
GPS coordinates:  N 36º00.83’ W 80º25.01’
Maintained by:  Forsyth County Parks and Rec, 336-778-6300
Distance to next access point:  16.7 miles (includes mandatory portage)
Conditions: primitive gravel with moderate parking
Facilities:  none

 

US 64 ACCESS

388 Koontz Rd, Lexington, NC 27295
GPS coordinates:  N 35º51.40’ W 80º23.14’
Maintained by:  Davidson County Rec. Dept., 336-242-2285
Distance to next access point:  9.3 miles
Conditions:  primitive gravel with moderate parking
Facilities: none

 

NC 801 ACCESS

Hwy 801 between Lancelot Ln and Deadmon Rd in Mocksville, 27028
GPS coordinates:  N 35º50.30’ W 80º29.08’
Maintained by:  NC Wildlife Commission, 1-800-662-7137
Distance to next access point:  3.5 miles
Conditions:  gravel lot, parking, handicap space
Facilities: none


 

BOONES CAVE ACCESS

3429-3499 Boones Cave Rd, Lexington, NC 27295
GPS coordinates:  N 35º48.01’ W 80º28.02’
Maintained by:  Davidson County Rec. Dept., 336-242-2285
Distance to next access point:  9.5 miles
Conditions:  parking
Facilities: camping, bathroom and picnic area (aprox. 250 yards from river)

 

YORK HILL ACCESS

11418 Old Salisbury Rd, Linwood, NC 27299
GPS coordinates:  N 35º43.42’ W 80º23.43’
Maintained by:  Alcoa Power Generating, Inc., 704-422-5525
Conditions:  gravel lots with plenty of parking
Facilities:  none