The Wonders of Wilson Creek: Why this outdoor gem should be on your must-see list

There’s just something about Lenoir and the NC foothills that beckons residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Carolina wilderness. If you’re planning to be in the area, you should put a trip to Wilson Creek at the top of your must-see list.

The river itself has been designated by Congress as a National Wild & Scenic River, and the rest of the area offers visitors 49,000 acres of breathtaking wilderness to explore. Soul stirring views and raging whitewater rapids will leave you breathless as you enjoy the 23 miles of stream found in Wilson Creek. And, if you’re looking for photo-worthy views, set out on any of the hiking trails—some leading you through gorgeous forests and along waterfall-studded sections of river, while others culminate with spectacular views of the ridge line and Grandfather Mountain. In addition to hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, fishing, rock climbing, and swimming are just a few of the other activities waiting for you at Wilson Creek.

And, if kayaking is your thing, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven! Regardless of the season, kayakers are drawn to Wilson Creek for the spectacular scenery and the number of runs available to kayakers of varying abilities. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, there’s a stretch of river in Wilson Creek that will provide just what you’re looking for. You’ll enjoy some of the best runs of your life while paddling through some of the most beautiful scenery. Did I mention it’s heavenly?

There is no limit to the number of outdoor activities you can enjoy while at Wilson Creek. In fact, I’d lay odds down that you’ll run out energy or daylight before getting to try everything…but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.

And, if you’re considering making Lenoir home (or your home away from home) and are interested in seeing available properties in the area, I’d love to show you what’s out there.

It really is a little slice of heaven, whether you’re here for a day, a week,…

…or forever.

Welcome to Wilson Creek!