3552 Boone’s Cave Park Road (Off of Hwy 150 in Churchland)
This 110 acre county park has recently undergone renovations that include trails and access to the Yadkin River! Legend says that Daniel Boone was only 16 when his family settled on the banks of the Yadkin River in the spring of 1750. The park includes a picnic area, several hiking trails, a 1700’s style cabin, and a small cave thought to be Daniel Boone’s hideout. Some three dozen species of native wildflowers can be seen here including rhododendron, mountain laurel and, at over 160 feet, the state’s tallest eastern cottonwood tree. A visit to the park is a perfect outing for school or church groups seeking an opportunity that combines fun and a living history experience.
The two newest additions to the park are a canoe and kayak trail that descends about 1400 feet down to the Yadkin River and several primitive campsites. The wide trail and gentle grade make accessing the river for water activities easier, and the campsites provide an overnight experience at the park.
Boone’s Cave Park is listed on the North Carolina Birding Trail.