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
MILL TOURS NOW AVAILABLE Good news – the historic water-powered gristmill reopened for guided tours and costumed corn grinding demonstrations in March and will remain open through the end of November. A variety of tour types are offered, and all tour proceeds directly support the mill's ongoing maintenance and operations. Tour offerings.
PARK ANNIVERSARY EVENT
The park opened its gates to the public on May 20, 2006, and now hosts over 100,000 visitors a year. Join us May 21–22 for a variety of 10th anniversary activities, including costumed corn-grinding tours of the Old Mill, storytelling, a oral history recording booth, exhibits on the park's history, an art remembering wall, free popcorn and more. Details.
CLIENT PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PARK
The park has a photo permit process for client-based professional photography. For details, view the park photography web page. If you're coming to the park for family photography, a permit is not required but please be courteous to other park visitors. Keep trails and boardwalks clear and observe all posted safety rules.