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WARRIOR CREEK, NC

part ofW. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: WARRIOR CREEK
Status: Closed through Tue Apr 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Warrior Creek is located on the south side of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in western North Carolina.

Constructed in the beautiful Yadkin River Valley, the lake offers extensive opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

Natural Features:

The gentle Yadkin River flows through its scenic namesake valley on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills. Forests of mixed hardwoods, including sycamore, poplar, oak and hickory, cover the region.

Wildlife is abundant in the valley. White-tailed deer, black bear, eastern cottontails and more can be found among the hills. Birds in the area include wild turkey, woodpeckers, Carolina chickadees, red-eyed vireo, ovenbirds, mallards and wood ducks.

Recreation:

The 1,475-acre reservoir offers excellent boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find channel catfish, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, threadfin shad, spotted bass, hybrid striped bass and tiger muskellunge.

The Warrior Creek trail system completely encircles the campground as it scenically follows the fold of the surrounding landscape. It is recognized by the International Mountain Biking Association as one of the top bike trails in the world. There are 17 miles of single track trail in Warrior Creek with multiple points-of-entry throughout the campground. These trails are also used extensively by hikers and trail runners.

Facilities:

The campground offers 61 family campsites, all with water and electric hookups. There are also two group camping areas that are perfect for large groups.

Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. An amphitheater, swim beach, playground, basketball court and hiking and biking trails offer additional recreation opportunities. A boat ramp and two fishing piers can be found at Keowee Park which borders the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Basketball Courts
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
Know Before You Go
  • Click here for more information
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.11056, -81.30944
36°6'38"N, 81°18'34"W

From Winston-Salem, North Carolina, take Highway 421 North (approximately 55 miles) to Exit 286B, turn left onto Highway 268 and continue for approximately 8 miles. Turn right immediately after crossing the bridge and follow signs to the campground.

From Charlotte, North Carolina, take I-77 North (approximately 60 miles) before merging onto Highway 421 North towards Wilkesboro/Boone, continue to Exit 286B (approximately 20 miles), turn left onto Highway 268 and continue for approximately 8 miles. Turn right immediately after crossing the bridge and follow signs to the campground.

Travel times from:
  • Winston-Salem: 1 hour
  • Charlotte: 1.5 hours
  • Raleigh: 2.5 hours
  • Asheville: 2 hours
  • Galax, VA: 1.5 hours
  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    WARRIOR CREEK
    7659 W. Highway 268
    Boomer  NC  28606

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (336)921-2177
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