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Outdoors & Sports Canoeing on High Rock Lake in Salisbury-Rowan County, North Carolina

North Carolina Parks, High Rock Lake, Nature Preserves & More

Rowan County offers an ample selection of choices for some of North Carolina’s best outdoor recreation, such as hiking, eco-exploration, swimming, biking, fishing, and bird watching, to name a few. 

In the Yadkin Valley Wine Region you can also experience the North Carolina outdoors through a culinary excursion to the Old Stone Vineyard and Winery.


Bicycling Rowan County

Address: 204 E. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-638-3100
Toll-Free: 800-332-2343
Description: This 226-mile system links cities, towns, points of interest and recreational areas via the more lightly traveled roads favored by local bicyclists. This is a great way to exercise while exploring Rowan County! Pick up a copy of the Bicycling Rowan County brochure from the Rowan County Visitors Center.
Web Address: www.ncdot.gov/bikeped/

Blue Waters Pool

Address: 6930 Faith Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-279-1015
Description: Blue Waters Pool has 20,000 sq. ft. of water to swim, with shallow areas designated for children. Complete with two jump boards, tube slides, and kiddie slides. Enjoy your days by the pool with a snow cone from the snow shack or snack from the snack bar or grill.

Catawba College

Address: 2300 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-637-4111
Description: The picturesque campus offers a variety of options for meetings, conventions and sporting events. The Tom Smith Auditorium, seating 154, features nearby teaching rooms, which are available for classroom groups of 20 to 50. The campus is also home to Keppel Auditorium, seating 1500, and Hedrick Little Theatre, which seats 250.
Web Address: www.catawba.edu

Corbin Hills Golf Course

Address: 431 Wildwood Dr., Salisbury, NC 28147
Phone: 704-636-0672
Fax: 704-636-1897
Description: The 18-hole Corbin Hills Golf Course in Salisbury, North Carolina is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1956. Corbin Hills Golf Course measures 6,459 yards from the longest tees, has a slope rating of 118 and a 70.2 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. Golfing at Corbin Hills is a great way to spend a day in Salisbury!

Crescent Golf Club

Address: 220 Laurel Valley Way, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-647-0025
Description: Crescent Golf Club is a 18 hole semi-private golf course, designed by John LaFoy, with a challenging but fair layout that was developed on some of North Carolinas finest rolling farmlands. The practice facility includes a driving range, and chipping and putting greens.
Web Address: www.revival.golf/
Email: info@revival.golf

Dan Nicholas Park & Campground

Address: 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-216-7803
Toll-Free: 866-767-2757
Description: This 425-acre park, located eight miles southeast of Salisbury, offers a ten-acre lake for paddle boating and fishing, the Rowan Wildlife Adventures, tennis courts, picnic shelters, the Hurley Family Water Plaza, playgrounds, volleyball, horseshoes, ball fields, miniature golf, carousel, gem mining, a fresh water aquarium, and miniature train ride for children. The 70 site family campground is open all year round and includes an outdoor theater!
Web Address: www.dannicholas.net

Dunn's Mountain Park

Address: 1740 Dunns Mountain Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-239-0134
Description: Those who are looking for a great view, nice bird watching, and a short hike may find Dunn's Mountain Park in Salisbury, North Carolina to be a fun day trip with the family. This park covers more than 80 acres, while offering a peaceful place to enjoy a picnic and meet some nice folks!
Web Address: bit.ly/2moBDQN

Eagle Point Nature Preserve

Address: 665 Black Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-216-7819
Description: A 200-acre natural area on a remote part of High Rock Lake gives visitors the opportunity to hike three miles of trails to vistas of the lake and wildlife observation points. Self-introspective nature trails, old home sites, seasonal canoe access, and fishing from the shore are also available.
Web Address: bit.ly/2p9iYoK

Foxwood Golf Club

Address: 940 Potneck Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147
Phone: 704-637-2528
Fax: 704-637-3556
Description: Having been open since 1967, the 18-hole course at the Foxwood Golf Course facility in Salisbury, NC features 6,175 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
Web Address: bit.ly/2oSjcV9

Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest and Nature Preserve

Address: The End of 11th Street, Spencer, NC 28159
Phone: 704-633-2231
Description: This 52-acre park offers 2.5 miles of trail, two wooden shelters and a small pond with a floating dock. It is located at the end of 11th Street in Spencer, NC.
Web Address: www.ci.spencer.nc.us/
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