The Yadkin River

The Yadkin River starts as a simple spring near Blowing Rock, North Carolina and becomes one of the state's longest rivers, flowing 215 miles. As it makes it's way down from the Blue Ridge Mountains it is joined by the Ararat River, Mitchell River, Reddies River, Fisher River, Roaring River and the South Yadkin River. At North Wilkesboro, the river is impounded to form the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, a 1,475 acre lake. From there the Yadkin winds it's way from the foothills, through the Piedmont until it's flow is again impounded at the High Rock Lake Dam. For more on the lake history, click here

Most High Rock Lake visitors never venture up river beyond the main parts of the lake but in the video below you can see there is a lot more to explore. Thanks to Lowrance Pro Staff's Bill Frazier we safely navigate the river channel from the lake, past the Yadkin River Park,  to near Boones Cave Park. Please keep in mind that the river channel can be quite narrow and not knowing where you are going can lead to serious consequences.