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

CANCELLATIONS DUE TO COVID-19
Wake County Parks has closed facilities, public restrooms and playgrounds at county parks, in the interest of the safety of our visitors and staff. They will remain closed through April 30, when county staff will reassess the situation. The closure only affects Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space locations. Park and preserve grounds will remain open, but visitors are asked to practice social distancing.

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space has also made the decision to cancel all public programs and non-essential gatherings at its parks, effective Saturday, March 14, to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes the group and public programs, special events, shelter reservations and overnight stays. These cancellations will remain in effect until April 30, when the county will reevaluate the situation. 

The No. 1 priority of Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space is the safety and well-being of our visitors and employees.

DAILY PERMIT REQUIRED FOR CLIENT-BASED PHOTOGRAPHY
All photographers conducting client-based photography must register online and obtain a permit reserving a date and time before starting their photo shoot. Registration is free. For details, view the Wake County Parks photography web page.
 
MILL TOUR SEASON 
TOURS ARE ON HOLD DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.
The historic water-powered gristmill is usually open for guided tours and costumed corn grinding demonstrations from March through November each year. A variety of tour types are offered during the tour season and all tour proceeds directly support the mill's ongoing maintenance and operations. View tour offerings. 

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
We will be offering two camps this year: A three half-day Mill Theater and Art Mini Camp for students ages 6–8 on June 30–July 1 (online registration #9679), and a five-day Park Adventures Camp for students ages 9–12 on July 20–24 (online registration #9680). For details and registration links, go to the Summer Camps section of our Public Programs webpage 
 
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