LASR.net Homepage



Menu

Boone's Cave Park


category : Parks
The cave is a granite formation along the Yadkin River, just southwest of Lexington. Little is truthfully known about Daniel Boone. A local historian writes that Daniel Boone left his family at a Quaker settlement in the Shenandoah Valley in 1751 and with his friend, Henry Miller, went to the Yadkin Valley to explore and hunt. In the fall of 1772, he returned with his family and spent the fall and winter in a cave above the river. They spent the following 5-6 months building a 2-room log house with an attic and a stone basement. A replica of this house stands on the same spot as the original cabin on a cannonball of a knoll above the river. The Boones had cleared enough timber from the knoll and surrounding slope to provide a 360-degree area of observation. Today, the 110-acre day-use park offers a hiking trail, river fishing and picnicking areas. Boone's Cave State Park is located on Highway 150-S near Churchland, NC. See North Carolina's fifth tallest tree-an Eastern Cottonwood, 154 feet tall. Several large rock outcrops that serve as canoe rest stops along the Yadkin River Canoe Trail.




Address:
Boone's Cave Rd.
Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: (336)242-2035

Come visit us in Lexington, North Carolina

Attractions and Upcoming Events

NC Association of Festivals & Events

NCF&E is an organization of over 150 festivals, events, and festival-related companies who that take place or do business in North Carolina.NCF&E offeres information for both visitors to NC and to members alike. For NCF&

Lexington, NC Businesses

Bob Timberlake Gallery

A gallery, retail store and museum that features the art, home furnishings and accessories of internationally-recognized artist/designer Bob Timberlake. Located just off I-85 at Exit 94

Lexington, NC Arts

John Wayne's Barbecue

Located in Lexington just off Business 85. Serving sliced and chopped BBQ.

Lexington, NC Businesses

Lexington Style Trimmings Barbecue Restaurant

Located just off I-85 at Exit 94 behind The Bob Timberlake Gallery. Serving sliced and chopped BBQ.

Lexington, NC Businesses

Cook's Barbecue

Located South of Lexington just off Hwy. 8. Serving sliced and chopped pork and beef BBQ.

Lexington, NC Businesses

Things to do Parks near Lexington, NC

Dan Nicholas Park & Campground

425 acre park located 8 miles southeast of Salisbury. Offers a 10 acre lake for paddle boating and fishing, Rowan Wildlife Ad...

Homeplace Recreational Park, Inc.

Located near Mount Airy, Homeplace Recreational Park is a full-service campground with a swimming pool, 18-hole miniature gol...

Metrolina Wildlife Park

Come see the wild, exotic animals up close and personal. Walk through and see large cats, primates, bears, reptiles and a lot...

Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation

More than 12,000 acres of parkland for the enjoyment of Charlotte's residents and visitors. With more than 150 parks, recreat...