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Outdoors & Sports Canoeing on High Rock Lake in Salisbury-Rowan County, North Carolina

North Carolina Parks, High Rock Lake, Nature Preserves & More

Salisbury-Rowan County offers an ample selection of choices for some of North Carolina’s best outdoor recreation. The Yadkin River Trail is one of North Carolina’s favorite canoe and kayaking paths and connects to High Rock Lake. High Rock and Tucker Town Lakes provide excellent fishing and boating opportunities. Don’t worry if you don’t have a boat, boating supplies and rentals are available at Tamarac Marina.

Eagle’s Nest and Dunn’s Mountain Nature Preserves offer beautiful hiking, eco-exploration and bird watching prospects. Salisbury-Rowan County has a total of 24 North Carolina parks, featuring a variety of playgrounds, walking trails, bicycle routes and paths, as well as a Disc Golf course

The North Carolina Quarter Midget Speedway has a busy weekend racing season April through November. There is plenty of opportunity for personal athletic activities, e.g. biking, fitness, golf, swimming and boating or fishing year-around in Salisbury-Rowan County.

In the Yadkin Valley Wine Region you can also experience the North Carolina outdoors through a culinary excursion to the Old Stone Vineyard and Winery.

Bicycling Rowan County

Address: 204 E Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Toll-Free: 800-332-2343
Description: This 226-mile system links cities, towns, points of interest and recreational areas via the more lightly traveled roads favored by local bicyclists. This is a great way to explore Rowan County.

Blue Waters Pool

Address: 6930 Faith Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-279-1015
Blue Waters Pool Has 20,000 Sq. Ft. Of Water To Swim In With Lots Of Shallow Area For The Kids. Pool open May 15th through Labor Day.

There Are 2 Jump Boards, Tube Slides And A Kiddie Slide. 

You Can Enjoy Our 200 ft Concrete Beach To Get That Tropical Tan. There Are Bath Houses With Showers To Change Before And After Your Day At The Pool. 

Visit Our Snack Bar, Grill ( Great Food)  And  Sno Shack.  Pool Admission Not Required To Visit Grill, Arcade,  Sno Shack  or Batting

We Have Picnic Tables With A Country Setting And A Large Arcade With Pool Tables And Video Machines.

Carolina Adventures Guide Service

Address: 222 West Glenview Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147
Phone: 704-633-8120
Description: Uwharrie Lakes Region fresh water fishing guide service specializing in Striper on local lakes in south-central North Carolina. Call for details 704-633-8120 Dennis Pethel

Catawba College

Address: 2300 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-637-4111
Description: The picturesque campus offers a variety of options for meetings, conventions and even sporting events. Seating 154, The Tom Smith Auditorium features nearby teaching rooms, which are available for classroom groups of 20 to 50. The campus is also home to Keppel Auditorium, seating 1500, and Hedrick Little Theatre, which seats 250. Between the two theatres, the Crystal Lounge will accommodate up to 225 for receptions, dining or lectures, with catering facilities available. Sporting facilities include: Frock Athletic Complex (field hockey & soccer) Goodman Gymnasium: 3500 (basketball & volleyball) Johnson Tennis Center: 6 courts Newman Park: 2500 (Baseball) Shuford Stadium: 5000 (football, lacrosse, track & field) Abernethy PE Center: aquatics.
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Catawba College Center for the Environment

Address: 2300 W Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-637-4727
The Catawba College Center for the Environment is committed to educating the community and region – both students and public -- about environmental stewardship and sustainability and to involving the faculty, staff, students and the Center’s partners in programs and activities in the community, region and state that promote sustainable solutions to the environmental problems we face.
The Center offers workshops, seminars and speakers addressing important environmental issues.

Corbin Hills Golf Course

Address: 431 Wildwood Drive , Salisbury, NC 28147
Phone: 704-636-0672
Fax: 704-636-1897
Description: One-half mile east of I-85 take exit 76, go east ½ mile then left on Stokes Ferry Road then left on Wild Wood Drive. Close to motels. Chosen as one of the 25 best public golf courses in the area by Charlotte Metro Survey.

Country Club of Salisbury

Address: 747 Club Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-637-3200
Fax: 704-637-3584

Welcome to the Country Club of Salisbury!

…a special place where for over 80 years we have met the social and recreational needs of our members and guests.  Founded in 1919, the Country Club of Salisbury is one of the oldest Country Clubs in the south, with a focus on maintaining tradition, while embracing the future.


Include us in your plans...

Our courteous, skilled planning professionals, innovative menus, and full service amenities ensure a pleasant and positive experience with us at the Country Club of Salisbury.


Contact us…for more information on how we can assist you, or to schedule a consultation, contact Freddine Crabtree, Banquet Sales Manager at


The Country Club of Salisbury is a premier, private country club delivering superior service, quality facilities and turnkey solutions for your corporate banquet and meeting needs.


Crescent Golf Club

Address: 220 Laurel Valley Way, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-647-0025
Fax: 704-630-6212
Description: Located just 40 minutes from downtown Charlotte, or 45 minutes from the Triad. In 2001,, a Publication, rated Crescent Golf Club No. 4 on their Top Ten Best Values of Charlotte list saying: "John LaFoy designed the course, which winds it's way through an old dairy farm and is an interesting and in as good shape as anything you will find in Charlotte for the money". You will use every club in your bag. Very smooth, consistent greens. A challenge for everyone. Championship (6822 yards, 72.9 rating, 129 slope); Back (70.4 rating, 125 slope); Middle (5767 yards, 67.9 rating, 116 slope); Forward (5163 yards, 70.1 rating, 118 slope); rstrnt./lounge, range, putt. green, chip. green, pro shop, rentals; Open year-round.

Dan Nicholas Park & Campground

Address: 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-216-7800
Toll-Free: 866-767-2757
Description: 425-acre park located 8 miles southeast of Salisbury. Offers a 10-acre lake for paddle boating and fishing, Rowan Wildlife Adventures, tennis courts, picnic shelters, Hurley Family Water Plaza, playground, volleyball, horseshoes, ball fields, miniature golf, carousel, gem mining, fresh water aquarium and miniature train ride for children. The 80 site family campground is open all year round. Outdoor theater.

Dunn's Mountain Park

Address: 1640 Dunns Mountain Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-216-7800
Toll-Free: 1 866-767-2757
Description: With a donation from Friends of the Mountain and a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant and generosity of the Land Trust For Central North Carolina, this property is the newest Rowan County Park.
Transportation to the top of mountain is available Saturday and Sunday only during operating hours.
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