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
COMMUNITY ART & PHOTO CONTESTS
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 8th Annual “Mill as Muse” contests, which included 13 works of art and 48 photographs. Congratulations to Emerson Hansen and Susan Bailey for winning the "best-in-show" and to the other contest winners, whose work is on display in the visitor center through May. You can also view the winners' work by reviewing this Mill as Muse 2014 Award Ceremony Slideshow.
The mill is usually open for tours from March through November each year – however, due to a delay in the winter-time reconstruction of the mill's wooden forebay, tours in 2014 likely will not be available until April. Please call the park to check on tour availability. Note that the mill yard and the creek crossing area below the dam will need to be closed at times for safety reasons while replacement of the forebay is ongoing.
PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PARK
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! View the photo policy.