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

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
The park will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 24) so that everyone can enjoy the holiday with their family and friends. It will reopen to the public on November 25 – the day after Thanksgiving. Guided mill tours will be offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, November 26–27 (fee: $3–$5).
 
MILL TOURS AVAILABLE
The historic water-powered gristmill is open for guided tours and costumed corn grinding demonstrations from March through November each year. A variety of tour types are offered, and all tour proceeds directly support the mill's ongoing maintenance and operations. View tour offerings.

CLIENT PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PARK
The park has a photo permit process for client-based professional photography. For details, view the park photography web pageIf 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.

 

 

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