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Historic Yates Mill County Park

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Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919-856-6675
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Outstanding County Park

This park is outstanding with excellent facilities and is very well maintained. First you do have the historic mill (only open on weekends) which is very scenic along with Yates... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This park is outstanding with excellent facilities and is very well maintained. First you do have the historic mill (only open on weekends) which is very scenic along with Yates Mill Pond and a waterfall. They have three miles of trails all well maintained and shaded (important in the summer) and very well marked. The other thing really nice is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are great walking/running trails at this park. Not usually very busy so parking is ample. Weekend days when the weather is nice brings out all the families for the obligatory photos by the mill. Mill tours are done pretty regularly and a few times a year they have flour and corn meal for sale. Fishing is allowed on the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful area and very nice exhibit area. Lots of photo opportunities and a great walk all around the lake.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Path is not paved but smooth dirt trail with no hilly parts. Very placid and peaceful. Did this walk with a group and we all loved it & would do it again.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great nature trail. Lots of wildlife and birds. A quiet place not far fro the city. A bit on the hot side if you visit it around noon in the summer...

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We took the Sunday 2-3 History tour and enjoyed every minute of it! The volunteer guides we so knowledgeable and interesting! What a passion for sharing history! This walk back in time provided our family with an understanding of the way life used to be. The short video at the beginning of the tour provided a pictorial overview of the... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a hidden gem in Raleigh. The waterwheel is very interesting, the museum holds some interesting artifacts and the surrounding area is nice.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Went here on a class field trip. They gave a brief artifacts history lesson then had the children do a little scavenger hunt in one of their display areas. Before visiting the mill there was a very brief video. The trip to the mill was nice, but a little nerve-racking with so many little people and no guard rails around... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A great little park with water and an old Grist Mill. Also an information building of the area. Only drawback. No dogs aloud. As pet owners who are responsible for their animals only wish we were allowed to walk our dogs there. It is close proximity to Raleigh and Garner areas of NC.

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Garner, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

As a pet family, that is one of the first things I think of when visiting somewhere. Because of the various wildlife within this park, they do not allow pets, so keep that in mind when planning to visit. However, that said, we still love this park. Saturdays often have mill tours (going inside, seeing the process, asking questions about... More 

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Additional Information about Historic Yates Mill County Park

Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919-856-6675
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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