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

FALL HARVEST EVENT & CAKE BAKING CONTEST

The 10th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration will take place September 19 and will feature local foods, live music, artisans, displays, farm equipment, games and more (details here). There's even a Cake Baking Contest with prizes!

ANNUAL CRAFTS SALE

Yates Mill Associates can use your help. Consider donating a few hand-crafted items to their September 19 crafts sale. Drop all items off at the park. Include a card with your name & address so you can be properly thanked for your generosity. Contact Arlene Lord at alord7028@gmail.com if you have questions.

FREE TOURS FOR TEACHERS

During the months of July and August, we are offering teachers a chance to come take a public mill tour for FREE. We encourage all teachers (who have a current school ID badge) to come and explore how our interactive, staff-led, standards-based field trips fully support the goals they have for their students.

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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