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

BIRDING AT YATES MILL POND

The secret about Yates Mill Pond being a great place to go birding is out! Not only that – we are also fortunate in this area to have numbers of excellent places to see special birds. We encourage you to check out the recent News & Observer article on birding in North Carolina.   

MILL TOURS 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.   

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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