The Yadkin River Trail is a Blueway Trail. A blueway or water trail is a water path or trail that is developed with launch points, camping locations and points of interest for canoeists, paddle boarders and kayakers. Blueways are typically developed by state, county or local municipalities to encourage recreation, ecological education and preservation of wildlife resources.
The Yadkin River is designated as a State Blueway Trail and including High Rock Lake, Tuckertown Reservoir and Lake Tillery, with a connected series of river access points from Wilkes County to Montgomery County, including 4 in Yadkin County (Shoals, Donnaha, Huntsville, and Shore). Yadkin County maintains three river access sites on the Yadkin River: Donnaha Yadkin River Access, Shores Yadkin River Access, Huntsville Yadkin River Access.