Explore Wilkes County
Part of the NC system of Educational State Forests. Park covers 3300 acres providing picnicking and hiking opportunities as well as educational programs by reservation. Fire tower on the mountain. Top of mountain overlooks Wilkesboro. Our newest feature are the "Talking Trees."
Wilkes Co. is included in the Overmountain Victory Natl. Historic Trail of the Revolutionary War that covers Abingdon, VA through to eastern TN, to the high mountains of NC, across the Piedmont of NC and SC, and ends at the Kings Mtn Natl Military Park in York County, SC.
Specialty gardens include the unique Eddy Merle Watson Garden of the Senses featuring Braille-labeled plants and sculptured music and alphabet walls; the Vernon and Louise Deal Native Gardens containing a one-mile walking trail that includes a duck pond; Ruth Colvard Rose Garden;Wilkesboro, NC Gardens