Historic Yates Mill County Park
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
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
On December 13, from 10 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m., plan to go inside the old mill to get your picture taken with Santa (fee: $15–$65 depending on photo size). This is a fund-raising event for our Yates Mill Associates (www.yatesmill.org), the non-profit group that maintains and operates the mill. Professional photography sessions will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
SAVE THE DATE
Get your paintbrushes and cameras ready and try to capture the best images of Yates Mill and the surrounding park, then plan to enter next year's "Mill as Muse" art and photography contests. All entries will be due February 1, 2015. Winners' entries will be displayed in the park center's exhibit hall. Click here for the Art Contest Entry Form and Rules 2015.pdf and Photography Contest Entry Form and Rules 2015.pdf.
PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PARK
Coming in January 2015 – a new photo permit process.
For details, view the park photography web page. If 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. Since the park is a wildlife refuge, all pets (except identifiable service animals) are not allowed. Thank you and have fun!