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

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 
The historic water-powered gristmill is now closed for the winter season, but the park remains open throughout the year. Guided tours and costumed corn grinding demonstrations will resume in March 2020. 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.
 
MILL AS MUSE COMMUNITY CONTESTS 
Contests Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 9, entries due before 5 p.m.
Share your artistic creations by entering the park’s annual community art and photography contests. The contests include youth and adult categories with mill, nature and people in the park as subjects. Contest details, rules and the prize list may be viewed on our Public Programs webpage 

 
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