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Historic Yates Mill County Park

4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-3912
+1 919-856-6675
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beautiful working mill and park surrounding

Really nice education center, lovely trails and very very photographic spots in this little park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tammy K
Excellent View of the Water

There is a dock overlooking the water that I always go to lay on for a bit. The mill itself is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan D
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Reston, Virginia
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Yates Mill is the last operating, water-powered gristmill in NC's capital county. The 18th century mill was restored, and the 174-acre park developed, through a partnership among the County of Wake, Yates Mill Associates, and NC State University. The park is open 361 days per year, from 8 am to sunset. The visitor center with its 2,200 square feet of exhibit space is open 8:30 am to 5 pm. The historic mill is open for guided tours Mar-Nov each year for public tours on weekends (fee: $3-5) and also by appointment on weekdays for organized groups.
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-3912
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+1 919-856-6675
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice education center, lovely trails and very very photographic spots in this little park. You can spend a couple hours here easily. It would be a nice spot for a picnic.

Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a dock overlooking the water that I always go to lay on for a bit. The mill itself is spectacular with the waterway clearly visible. Many people go here to take pictures.

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by this park with my mom and my mother-in-law last weekend when we were in the Raleigh area. Unfortunately we arrived right before the visitor center closed, but from the minute we spent in there it seemed like they had a lot of...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a local gem that many miss; it is very peaceful and a great nature walk. The tour of the mill and how it operated was educational.

Thank Alice D
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I am trying out all the walking parks and I can find and today tried this historic preservation. I am a city girl at heart so not very adventurous. What I saw of the park was beautiful scenery but was confused as to if there...More

1  Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We took the tour which is very reasonably priced and makes it more interesting. The tour guide was good, the mill is interesting and in a beautiful spot. The small park office has some really nice areas for children to learn and adults. The walk...More

Thank KimStephen
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Interesting History and volunteered tour. Grounds were well kept and the trail were easy to navigate.

Thank Jay T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Nice quiet space to visit on the south side of Raleigh. Immediately near some great horse farms & land owned by NC State. Nice drive and place to get some time to think.

Thank Wolfpacker88888
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The trails are nice for easy walks in a peaceful setting, & the actual mill house is great for history buffs. Easy to get to & ample parking. A good quick excursion.

Thank saibot
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a nice park to walk around the trails and look out on the pond. In the spring and Summer, the historical society sponsors Mill tours to help with the upkeep and preservation of the mill. It was interesting to hear the history and...More

Thank Blklabnick
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Donna C
16 June 2017|
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Response from YatesMillCoPark | Property representative |
Unfortunately public transportation (buses) only come within one mile of the park (at the intersection of Lake Wheeler Road and Tryon Road).
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Zuolin C
5 June 2017|
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Response from YatesMillCoPark | Property representative |
It looks like several helpful folks have already answered your question, but I'll add a few details just in case...if you park on the visitor center-end of the parking lot (located off 4620 Lake Wheeler Road) and head to the... More
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Joel K
13 December 2016|
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Response from YatesMillCoPark | Property representative |
The 174-acre park with its hiking trails and scenic boardwalks is open year-round while the old grist mill is open for guided tours from March through November each year.
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