Located off Lake Wheeler Road five miles south of downtown Raleigh, Historic Yates Mill County Park features the only remaining gristmill in Wake County. The old mill on Steep Hill Creek that we today call Yates Mill has stood on its foundation since the 1750s, despite disasters including floods, hurricanes, war and neglect. Today the mill is fully restored and operable.


Historic Yates Mill
County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

Park Hours:

Open 7 days per week,
8 a.m. to sunset.
Free admittance

A.E. Finley Visitor Center Hours:

Open 7 days per week,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admittance

Historic Yates Mill Building:

Open at scheduled tour times and by appointment for groups.
Tour fee: $3–$5; all tour proceeds directly support the mill's operations and maintenance.

The Park, Center and Mill are closed:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day