ABOUT THE PARK

A day at Historic Yates Mill County Park offers visitors an “Escape from the Daily Grind,” with experiences that interpret and preserve our agricultural heritage, environmental resources and history through educational programs, events and exhibits. The park is a 174-acre wildlife refuge and an environmental research center. Please note that dogs (except identifiable service animals) and other pets are not allowed. Learn more.
 
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LOCATION:
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
 
Phone: 919-856-6675
Fax: 919-856-6674

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FEATURES

Hiking Agricultural History
Picnic Cultural History
Fishing (limited) Educational Exhibits
Environmental Education Educational Gardens

PARK NEWS

NOW HIRING

We're now hiring for a part-time Visitor Services and Operations Assistant.  Here are the Park Aide Job Description and Wake County Job Application documents, in PDF format. Paper copies of these materials are available in the park center, which is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HISTORIC MILL REOPENS IN MARCH
Guided tours of the historic mill building resume in March and continue through the end of November, with costumed corn-grinding demonstrations taking place on the third weekend of each month. For the tour schedule, view the mill tour webpage.

MILL AS MUSE AWARD CEREMONY
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's contests. The park received 39 entries in photography and 7 in art. The winning entries are on display in the visitor center through the end of May, or you can view a slideshow.

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PARK
As of January 2015, the park has a new photo permit process.
For details, view the park photography web pageIf you're planning to come out for some family photography, please be courteous to other park visitors. Keep trails and boardwalks clear and observe all posted safety rules. 

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