The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

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    W. Scott Kerr Dam and Reservoir are named in honor of William Kerr Scott, 1896-1958, former Governor of North Carolina and U.S. Senator. The project was included in the general plan for the improvement of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River for the purpose of reducing flood damage such as was caused by the devastating floods of 1899, 1916, and 1940.

User Fees are  required in some park areas for day use activities and boat launching. The remaining parks, access areas, fringe shorelines and all water areas are open to the public without charge for public and recreational use. Public use facilities have been provided by the Corps of Engineers in the recreational areas including seven boat launching ramps, four swimming areas, paved access roads, picnic areas and campsites with potable water and sanitary facilities. Flush type toilets, laundry trays, and shower facilities are available in Bandits Roost and Warrior Creek Parks. Public service facilities consisting of a marina, snack bar, fueling and bait supplies are available at the Skyline Marina. Anyone visiting the reservoir for the first time should check in at the Visitor Assistance Center on Reservoir Road.

Location: Wilkesboro 
Distance: 21/2 hours from Asheville
Address: 499 Reservoir Road, Wilkesboro NC 28697
Telephone: 336-921-3390
Happy Valley Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, Stone Mountain State Park
Directions: (To the Visitor Assistance Center)  From Asheville take I-40 East and get off at Exit 100 toward Jamestown Road. Turn left at Jamestown Road and go 2 miles to right at Carbon City Road. In one mile turn left at the US64 Bypass and go 2.7 miles to NC18. Follow NC18  over 30 miles to the Wilkesboro area, and  turn left at Boomer Road. Turn right onto
Highway 268, go 3 miles, turn right onto Reservoir Road at the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir sign, go 1/4 mile, then turn left beside Shady Grove Baptist Church.

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