Dam Site Shelter, NC

Dam Site Park Shelter is one of W. Kerr Scott Dam’s most popular shelters and is located in northwestern North Carolina.The gentle Yadkin River flows through its scenic namesake valley on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills. Forests of mixed hardwoods, including...
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Dam Site Shelter GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 80 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water
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Overview

Overview

Dam Site Park Shelter is one of W. Kerr Scott Dam’s most popular shelters and is located in northwestern North Carolina.

Natural Features:

The gentle Yadkin River flows through its scenic namesake valley on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills. Forests of mixed hardwoods, including sycamore, poplar, oak and hickory, cover the region. Wildlife is abundant in the valley. White-tailed deer, black bear, eastern cottontails and more can be found among the hills. Birds in the area include wild turkey, woodpeckers, Carolina chickadees, red-eyed vireo, ovenbirds, mallards and wood ducks.

Recreation:

The 1,475-acre reservoir offers excellent boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find channel catfish, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, threadfin shad, spotted bass, hybrid striped bass and tiger muskellunge. Miles of hiking trails surround the lake, including the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, which has a trailhead a short walk from the shelter. An additional 25 miles of multi-purpose trails can be found at the Warrior Creek and Dark Mountain areas.

Facilities:

The shelter offers eight, 8-foot picnic tables and two, 10-foot ADA-accessible picnic tables. A water spigot and electric hook-ups are available at the shelter as well. Along with scenic views, you can enjoy other park amenities which include a boat ramp, horseshoe pit, grill, vault toilets, a museum and Environmental Education Center at our Visitor Assistance Center, and access to the Overmountain Victory Trail and Native Tree Trail.

Booking Window
Thu Jul 24 2014 - Thu Jul 23 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Electricity
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Ranger Station
  • Tables
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.13056, -81.22889
36°7'50"N, 81°13'44"W

From Charlotte, North Carolina, take I-77 North (approximately 60 miles) before merging onto Highway 421 North towards Wilkesboro/Boone. Continue to Exit 286B (approximately 20 miles), turn left onto Highway 268, continue for approximately 4 miles and turn right on Reservoir Road. Turn left into the Visitor Assistance Center parking lot after .25 miles and the shelter will be directly behind the VAC.

From Winston-Salem, North Carolina, take Highway 421 North (approximately 55 miles) to Exit 286B, turn left onto Highway 268, continue for approximately 4 miles and turn right on Reservoir Road. Turn left into the Visitor Assistance Center parking lot after .25 miles and the shelter will be directly behind the VAC.

From Wilkesboro, North Carolina, head west on Main Street/Hwy 268/Hwy 18 (approximately 4 miles) and turn right on Reservoir Road. Turn left into the Visitor Assistance Center parking lot after .25 miles and the shelter will be directly behind the VAC.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Dam Site Shelter
499 Reservoir Road
Wilkesboro  NC  28697

Phone Number:

Information:  (336)921-3390