Boone’s Cave Park
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. Weekly nature walks are offered Saturdays at 11am and 1pm from April through September.
May 1 – September 30
October 1 – April 30
(off Hwy 150 in Churchland)
Take a walk back in time through acres of open pastures and long meadows framed by oak forests. The Park features a1 ½ mile railroad called the “Handy Dandy” encircling the Park’s 15 restored buildings including a country store, post office, radio museum, Aunt Fannie’s Doll Museum and blacksmith shop. It’s an opportunity to explore history! Over 500 campsites are located on the 140 acre park. The Park hosts three events annually – The Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion, Denton Bluegrass Festival and The Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver’s Bluegrass Music Festival. The facility is also available rent for private functions.
High Rock Lake was the site of the world-famous BASS Master’s Classic fishing tournament in 1995 and 1998. Stretching for over 10 miles, High Rock Lake is undoubtedly one of Davidson County’s finest treasures. With more than 350 miles of shoreline dotted with weekend cottages as well as permanent homes, the lake offers activities year round – boating, swimming, skiing and fishing.
Although High Rock Lake is great for spring and summer fishing, fall offers outstanding fishing for largemouth bass well into the end of November.
Visitors to our county can take advantage of the numerous campgrounds, abundant angling opportunities, scenic picnic areas, public swim areas, beautiful parks, public hunting areas, and free state-operated boat ramps located throughout the river and lake system. Most facilities close at sunset.
Enjoy the sights of High Rock Lake with a boat rental from High Rock Lake Marina and Campground. You can enjoy the pleasure of power boating around the lake in a pontoon or fishing boat. All boats are fully Coast Guard inspected and equipped. Gasoline and oil used are in addition to the rates. To rent a boat you must have a valid driver’s license and hold an active major credit card.
High Rock Lake Marina & Campground
1013 Wafford Circle, Lexington
Lake Thom-A-Lex Park is owned by the Cities of Lexington and Thomasville. The park is under the operation of the Davidson County Parks and Recreation Department. The park has undergone major renovation changes over the last few years.
November 1 through March 31: 8:00am to 5:00pm
No swimming is allowed, the lake is the water source for the Cities of Lexington and Thomasville. No pleasure boating, water skiing, or jet skiing is allowed.
700 Yokley Road, Lexington
David Fritts’ Outdoor, Inc.
If you’re looking for great advice on equipment for bass fishing, Davidson County native David Fritts, winner of the 1993 BASS Masters Classic, has your answer.
Visitors to this 13,000 square feet facility can find such items as bass boats, aluminum boats, pontoon boats, saltwater boats, fishing accessories and equipment .
4343 Old Highway 52, Lexington
Here you will find a large picnic shelter, children’s playground, basketball and volleyball courts.
100 Swing Dairy Road, Lexington
Features include the Kimberly Clark playground, picnic shelters, basketball court, baseball, softball and soccer fields, fishing, gazebo, amphitheater, and walking trail.
Paul Beck Road, I-85 Exit 94, Lexington
Enjoy a walking trail, children’s playground, tennis court, and gazebo.
25 Hege Drive, Lexington