You would be hard-pressed to find any area in the state of North Carolina that wasn’t breathtaking this time of year, but few surpass the beauty and the abundance of outdoor recreational options at Wilson’s Creek. It is easy to see why Wilson Creek was designated by Congress as a National Wild and Scenic River. More than 49 acres of wilderness and a 23.3-mile stream lend themselves to several activities, including trout fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, and kayaking. When you add in the crisp air and fall foliage, it is definitely a place you don’t want to miss when you visit Lenoir and the NC foothills.
If you love the idea of cooking up a brown trout, brook trout, or rainbow trout in a cast iron skillet over your campground fire, do a bit of trout fly-fishing in Wilson’s Creek. Even if you don’t happen to catch anything, you’ll still love the hike through the area, along with the views of the four main waterfalls: Gragg Prong Falls, Harper Creek Falls, Hunt Fish Falls, and Ten Foot Falls.
Rather stay on the water? Then give kayaking a try. Whether you enjoy calmer waters (Class I-III) or want to be challenged by Class IV to Class V rapids, there are options along Wilson’s Creek that are perfect for your experience level so you are sure to have an adventure-filled day. With the fall foliage as a backdrop, your entire family is sure to love kayaking.
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The bottom line is that fall is an excellent time to enjoy all that Wilson’s Creek has to offer. Regardless of what outdoor activity you and your family love most, visit Lenoir & the NC Foothills for an experience like none other.