A wide variety of recreational
activities await you. There are attractions like the Denton FarmPark and High Rock Lake,
variety of parks that include Boone’s Cave Park, and activities that include golfing, tennis, cycling, hunting,
fishing, walking, hiking and camping.
Boone's Cave Park
This 110 acre county park has recently undergone
renovations that include trails and access to the Yadkin
River! Legend says that Daniel Boone was only 16 when
his family settled on the banks of the Yadkin River in the
spring of 1750. The park includes a picnic area, several
hiking trails, a 1700's style cabin, and a small cave thought to be Daniel Boone's hideout. Some three dozen species of native wildflowers
can be seen here including Rhododendron, Mountain
Laurel and, at over 160 feet, the state's tallest Eastern Cottonwood tree. A visit to the park is a perfect outing for school or church groups seeking an opportunity that combines fun and a living history experience.
The two newest additions to the park are a canoe and kayak trail that descends about 1400 feet down to the Yadkin River and several primitive campsites. The wide trail and gentle grade make accessing the river for water activities easier and the campsites provide an overnight experience at the park.
Boone's Cave Park is listed on the North Carolina Birding Trail! Weekly nature walks are offered Saturdays at 11am and 1pm from April through September. Visit our calendar pages for special park events throughout the year.
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Information and brochures about Boone's Cave Park:
Boone's Cave Park Brochure (PDF)
Building a 1740's Log Cabin...250 years later (PDF)
History of the Park and other information
Park hours are
May 1 – September 30
8 am – 8 pm, Monday – Saturday
1- 8 pm, Sunday
October 1 – April 30
8 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Saturday
1 -5:30 pm, Sunday
3552 Boone's Cave Park Road, Lexington
(off Hwy 150 in Churchland)
Take a walk back in time through acres of open pastures
and long meadows framed by oak forests. The Park
features a 1 ½ mile railroad called the "Handy Dandy"
encircling the Park's 15 restored buildings including a
country store, post office, radio museum, Aunt Fannie’s
Doll Museum and blacksmith shop. It's an opportunity to explore history! Over 500 campsites
also are located on the 140 acre park. The Park hosts
three events annually - The Southeast Old Thresher's
Reunion, Denton Bluegrass Festival and The Doyle
Lawson and Quicksilver's Bluegrass Music Festival.
Admission is charged for events
1072 Cranford Road, Denton
High Rock Lake, Tuckertown Lake and the Yadkin River
High Rock Lake was the site of the world-famous BASS Master's Classic fishing tournament in 1995 and 1998. BASS returns to High Rock for another tournament in May 2007. Stretching for over 10 miles, High Rock Lake is undoubtedly one of Davidson County's finest treasures. With more than 350 miles of shoreline dotted with weekend cottages as well as permanent homes, the lake offers boating, swimming, skiing and fishing.
Along the southern edge of Davidson County, is Tuckertown Lake, a recreational lake with little development along its shore.
Supplying the abundant waters for High Rock and Tuckertown Lakes is the Yadkin River, which flows from our Northern most edge to the Southern tip. A leisurely day long canoe trip from Highway 64 to the Wil-Cox Bridge near I-85 takes you over small rapids, through undeveloped river banks, and down to the nationally significant historic Trading Ford and York Hill Civil War battle site.
Visitors to our county can take advantage of the numerous campgrounds, abundant angling opportunities, scenic picnic areas, public swim areas, beautiful parks, public hunting areas, and free state-operated boat ramps located throughout the river and lake system.
Most facilities close at sunset.
For information on river levels, contact Alcoa Power Generating Incorporated
Yadkin-Pee Dee River Canoe Trail
A 230-mile water trail designated by the North Carolina
Division of Parks and Recreation, this trail begins in
Wilkesboro and runs through Davidson County to the
South Carolina Border.
In Davidson County, you can put your canoe in at the US
Highway 64 access, canoe south to Boone's Cave Park
and then downstream through gamelands and
backwaters, keeping watch for shorebirds and eagles.
On an alternative outing you could start at the old Wil-Cox
Bridge on Highway 29, float downstream onto High Rock
Lake and camp or picnic. The river is generally wide,
smoothly flowing and is suitable for canoeists of all ages
and experience levels.
Recreational Activities in
CrossWinds Family Campground
Do you imagine camping among trees, blue Carolina sky, and the sounds of birds? You’ll find all this and more waiting for you on 35 acres located just off I85 at the Yadkin River. CrossWinds Family Campground offer sites (60 x 60 and 60 x 70) with amenities that include full hook-ups at each site (water, sewer, electricity, cable and wireless internet) as well as firewood, ice and propane. On site facilities include bath houses, washers and dryers, picnic shelters, swimming pool, walking paths, and a playground. Sites are available for day to day rentals.
160 Campground Lane, Linwood
Over 500 campsites with full hook-ups. See above for more information.
1072 Cranford Road, Denton
High Rock Lake Marina & Campground
The 365 miles of pristine shoreline of High Rock Lake are home to High Rock Marina and Campground. Situated on 2,000 feet of waterfront with shade trees and gently rolling hills they invite you to bring your RV or rent a cabin. With a family atmosphere, clean facilities and amenities that include a pool, snack bar and fishing piers they assure you’ll have a great time. The marina also rents boats and pontoons.
1013 Wafford Circle, Lexington
For those more energetic, pack your wheels and tour our winding back roads on bicycle. Both competitive riders and casual cyclists will find the terrain friendly and the scenery exceedingly agreeable.
Together with the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments
staff, cycling enthusiasts have compiled their favorite routes into one map. It has been submitted to the NC Department
of Transportation for consideration as official cycling routes
for Davidson County, but until it is ublished, you may
download this copy for your use!
Click here for Davidson County Cycling Map. (pdf)
For information on licensing, contact NC Wildlife at www.ncwildlife.org or
250 High Rock Road, Denton, NC 27239
437 Stratford Road, Lexington, NC 27292
High Rock Lake Marina & Campground
Boat and pontoon rentals.
1013 Watford Circle, Lexington
1025 NC Hwy 8, Lexington 336-798-7771
Canoe and kayak sales and outfitting, information about weekly group paddling events
Colonial Country Club (private)
7047 Colonial Club Drive, Thomasville
Lexington Golf Club (public)
200 Country Club Drive, Lexington
Meadowlands Golf Course (public)
582 Motsinger Road, Winston Salem
Salem Glen Country Club (private)
1000 Glen Day Drive, Clemmons
Sapona Country Club (private)
439 Beaver Creek Road, Lexington
Winding Creek Golf Course (public)
72 Winding Creek Golf Road, Thomasville
Abundant natural resources make Davidson County an
attractive destination for both hunters and fishermen.
From September through December, good hunting is
excellent for mallard, blacks, blue bill, wood ducks and bufflehead. Watch for eagles gliding majestically over the
water on air currents!
For information on licensing, contact NC Wildlife at
Davidson County has over 20 county,
municipal, and neighborhood parks. These are just a few…
Large picnic shelter. Children's playground. Basketball
and volleyball courts.
100 Swing Dairy Road, Lexington
A skate park with cutting edge equipment partially
funded by a grant from the foundation of legendary
skate boarder Tony Hawk.
Complimentary admission, with prior Recreation
301 West Main Street, Thomasville
Features include the Kimberly Clark playground, picnic
shelters, basketball court, baseball, softball and soccer
fields, fishing, gazebo, amphitheater, walking trail.
Paul Beck Road, I-85 Exit 94, Lexington
Walking trail, children's playground, tennis court, gazebo
25 Hege Drive, Lexington
Harrison Memorial Park
Enjoy the fresh country air in the pavilion in the center
20 West Salisbury St. Denton
Newly renovated, you can fish and canoe on this large
lake between Lexington and Thomasville. The park
a large children’s playground and picnic shelters.
700 Yokeley Road, Lexington
Veteran's Memorial Park
A salute to the contributions of the city's veterans with
Howitzers on display
20 Stadium Drive, Thomasville
For information about local recreation camps, leagues
and classes, contact these recreation departments.
Lexington Parks and Recreation Department
Thomasville Parks and Recreation Department
Davidson County Parks and Recreation Department
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This information was compiled using information provided by
various destinations and sources. While every effort is made
to ensure accuracy, we can not assume responsibility for
changes or omissions. Please confirm information with your destination prior to visiting.