Area Parks

Crater Park
310 Standard St., Elkin, NC

Amenities at the park include a playground, softball field, open-space, restrooms and river access ramp to the Yadkin River. Crater Park is connected with a walking trail, bike lane and sidewalk to the Elkin Municipal Park. Primitive camping is available for river users only as an overnight stop on the Yadkin River Trail. Open fires are not permitted. Crater Park also provides space for the Elkin Dog Park. This space is provided for dog owners to allow their pets to run “off-leash” in a fenced in area. A small and large dog area is provided for pet owners to use. For softball field reservations or other questions, please contact the Elkin Recreation Center at 336-258-8917.

Elkin Municipal Park
Offers access to many trails, a playscape for children, tennis courts, picnic shelters, and a public pool. Come by the Elkin Municipal Park for family fun outdoors.

  • Municipal Playscape
    The Elkin Municipal Park offers a beautiful, fun playscape for kids of all ages to enjoy. With swings, slides, and other amazing park equipment, The Elkin Playscape is sure to provide hours of endless fun.
  • Municipal Pool
    Outdoor swimming facility featuring a diving board, slide, lap swim area, and a shallow splash area. Typically open  from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Youth swimming lessons, designated lap swim times, and pool party rentals offered. Home pool for the Elkin Wet Lightning Swim Team.
  • The Recreation Center
    Elkin Recreation Center offers indoor basketball and two fitness rooms with free weights and a multitude of cardiovascular equipment.

Mitchell River Game Land
1,716-Acre Public Game Land Located in Western Surry County. Contact (919) 662-4323 for more information.

State/National Parks and Attractions

Blue Ridge Parkway:
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway, which is America’s longest linear park, runs for 469 miles through twenty-nine Virginia and North Carolina counties, mostly along the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. Its southern terminus is on the boundary between Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina, from which it travels north to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and offers access to the Skyline Drive. While the two roads join together end-to-end, they are separate and distinct entities, built as two different projects and managed by two different National Park Service units. The Blue Ridge Parkway was built to connect Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Stone Mountain State Park
3042 Frank Park, Roaring Gap, NC 28668

The massive granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park keeps watch on park visitors enjoying nearly every type of outdoor activity – camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding and more. There are more than 18 miles of trails, matched by more than 20 miles of designated trout waters in this park that spreads below the Blue Ridge Parkway. A campground offers 90 sites, some with utility hookups, and group and backpacking campsites are nearby. Rock climbing is allowed by permit on the towering, 600-foot granite face of the landmark mountain, and climbers look down on Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th century mountain farm. Expansive picnic grounds with shelters invite reunions and community gatherings.