Yadkin Memorial Park at Lake Hampton

 Yadkin Memorial Park sits on Lake Hampton and is the county’s newest Park. It opened in November 2014 and has steadily become a popular spot for kayakers, walkers, bird watchers and overall nature lovers. Fishermen also enjoy the quiet lake setting as they come to catch a variety of stocked fish including crappie, bass and catfish. As a convenient “one stop shop”, the office at Lake Hampton carries a variety of bait, ice, disc golf discs, snacks, and drinks. The employees are also registered to sell hunting/fishing licenses as well as register your boat. While personal kayaks, trolling motor powered boats, paddle boats and stand up paddle boards are all welcome on Lake Hampton, gas powered boats are not permitted. If you do not have access to a personal boat, the county does provide a variety of kayaks and jon boats that can be rented out by the hour or for the day.

The other amenities at Lake Hampton include 3 picnic pavilions (which can be rented for events), a paved walking trail, a playground with swings, picnic tables, charcoal grills, 2 fishing piers and a boat launch. The facilities also include a universally accessible kayak launch. With step by step instructions, this kayak launch allows almost anyone to enjoy a day on the water, no matter any physical limitations. The walking trails through the woods on the west side of Lake Hampton are complete and new signs have been placed to help guide you through the scenic woods close to Lake Hampton. These trails are approximately 1.75 miles long. Our newest trail on the southeast side of Lake Hampton, makes its way behind the Hood-Chamberlin dam and across a new 86ft pedestrian bridge over South Deep Creek. This trail is approximately 3 miles long.

In September of 2020 Yadkin Memorial Park opened several new additions. These additions were able to happen in large part of a PARTF grant awarded to the county back in 2017.  A new entrance was added at 2513 Ireland Road Yadkinville, NC 27055 that leads to the 18 hole George Sappenfield Disc Golf Course and entrance to the Ashley Ladd trail. At the main Memorial Park entrance a new dog park can accommodate small and large dogs and has agility equipment to fit all ability levels. Primitive camping has also been added with 7 camp sites that include fire ring, lantern holder, and picnic table at each site.

2022 Yadkin Memorial Park Data    *only February 2022 – June 2022  

Boat Launches

2262

Hunting/Fishing Licenses

824

Duck Blind Permits

86

Season Passes

166

Vessel Registrations

242

Pavilion Rentals

81

Total Boat Rentals

2520

Duck Hunting Applications

67

Visitor Count

65817

East Entrance Visitor Count

*4348

 

 

 

 

View a copy of Yadkin Memorial Park and Lake Hampton Rules (PDF).

Waterfowl Hunts (Park will open at 12:30PM on all dates listed below)

2022

October 22

November 5, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26

December 17, 21, 28,31

2023

January 4, 7, 11, 14, 16, 19, 21, 25, 28

February 4, 11 (Youth/Vet./Military)

General Information

  • Address:thumbnail_IMG_4597
    1200 Crystal Lane
    Yadkinville, NC 27055
  • Phone: (336) 849-7909, ext. 3
  •  Hours: Open 7 days per week, hours vary.

2023 Hours

  •  January 1 - March 11:    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  
  •  March 12 - April 30:    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • May 1- May 31:    6:30 AM - 8:30 PM 
  •  June 1 - July 31:    6:00 AM - 9:00 PM 
  •  August 1 - September 4:    6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  •  September 5 - October 31:    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • November 1 - December 31:    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Activities

  • Boating (Non-Gas Powered)thumbnail_IMG_4599
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Playground
  • Walking/Jogging Trail
  • Waterfowl Hunting
  • Camping
  • Dog Park
  • Disc Golf

Amenities

  • 3 Shelters (One Large, Two Small)
  • 6 Duck Blinds
  • Ample Parking
  • Boat Rampthumbnail_IMG_4600
  • Paved Trail
  • Picnic Tables/Charcoal Grills
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sandy Soft Launch Area
  • Two Fishing Piers
  • 7 Camp Sites
  • Bath House
  • 18 Hole Disc Golf Course

Fees

  • Single vessel launch: $5 per vessel
  • Boat Launch Season Pass: $25 per vessel for Yadkin County Residents, $45 per vessel for Non-County Resident.  Boat passes allow you unlimited boat launches from July 1st - June 30th

Vessel Rental Information

  • Single Kayaks $5 an hour or $30 for a day 
  • Double Kayaks & Jon Boats $10 an hour or $40 a day 

The last available time to rent vessels is 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to closing. Rent is hourly and vessels are required to be off the water 30 minutes prior to closing. Life jackets and paddles are provided!
View a copy of our Vessel Rental Form and Fee Schedule (PDF).

Boats will not be allowed on the water during high waters and in the winter if the lake is frozen.

Shelter Usage & Information

Shelters are free to use on a first-come, first-served basis, unless they are rented for an event. To rent a shelter, please download, complete, and return the Memorial Park Shelter Rental Agreement (PDF), along with your rental fee and deposit check. Contact our office at 849-7909, ext. 3 to verify that your day/time is available.

Resources

Directions

From Downtown Yadkinville - Take West Main Street/Old US 421 towards Hamptonville for 5.5 miles, then take a right onto Wilcox Road  (there is a brown sign that says Yadkin Memorial Park with an arrow pointing right). After turning right onto Wilcox Road, take the first right onto Ladd Road. Drive to the end of Ladd Road and turn left onto Crystal Lane. Crystal Lane will drive straight into the park.

From the Intersection of US 21 and Old US 421 - Take Old US 421 towards Yadkinville for 1.5 miles, then take a left onto Wilcox Road.  (there is a brown sign that says Yadkin Memorial Park with an arrow pointing left). After turning left onto Wilcox Road, take the first right onto Ladd Road. Drive to the end of Ladd Road and turn left onto Crystal Lane. Crystal Lane will drive straight into the park. 

Lake Hampton