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Established Camping

Fort Hamby Park

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Please be aware that the Fort Hamby Campground's lower roadway is CLOSED. Follow directional signs in the campground, drive slowly, and use caution.

Please ensure you have a gate code prior to your arrival to the gate house. Gate codes are distributed by email when you create your reservation. Guests may be required to self-check in.

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir

Overview

Fort Hamby Park is located on the north side of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in western North Carolina. Constructed in the beautiful Yadkin River Valley, the lake offers extensive opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

Recreation

The 1,475-acre reservoir offers excellent boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find channel catfish, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, threadfin shad, spotted bass, striped bass, and hybrid striped bass. Miles of multi-trails, that allow hiking and mountain biking, surround the lake, including the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. An additional 25 miles of trails can be found at the Warrior Creek and Dark Mountain areas.

Facilities

The 1,475-acre reservoir offers excellent boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find channel catfish, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, threadfin shad, spotted bass, striped bass, and hybrid striped bass. Miles of multi-trails, that allow hiking and mountain biking, surround the lake, including the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. An additional 25 miles of trails can be found at the Warrior Creek and Dark Mountain areas.

Natural Features

The gentle Yadkin River flows through its scenic namesake valley in the foothills of the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains. Forests of mixed hardwoods, including sycamore, poplar, oak and hickory, cover the region. Wildlife is abundant in the valley. White-tailed deer, black bear, eastern cottontails and more can be found among the hills. Birds in the area include wild turkey, woodpeckers, Carolina chickadees, red-eyed vireo, ovenbirds, mallards and wood ducks.

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Location

Fort Hamby Park is located in North Carolina

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Winston-Salem, North Carolina, take Highway 421 North (approximately 61 miles) and turn left onto S. Recreation Road. Continue for approximately 1.5 miles. Campground entrance is located at the end of the road. From Charlotte, North Carolina, take I-77 North (approximately 60 miles) before merging onto Highway 421 North towards Wilkesboro/Boone, continue to S. Recreation Road (approximately 28 miles), turn left onto S. Recreation Road and go approximately 1.5 miles. Campground entrance is located at the end of the road. Travel times from: Winston Salem: 1 hour Charlotte: 1.5 hours

Address

1534 S. RECREATION ROAD
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Coordinates

36.129881 N
81.272144 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Fort Hamby Park have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Fort Hamby Park has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Fort Hamby Park?

Fort Hamby Park allows vehicles up to 143 feet.

Are fires allowed at Fort Hamby Park?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Fort Hamby Park, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Is there cell phone reception at Fort Hamby Park?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is available.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Fort Hamby Park?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Fort Hamby Park. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Fort Hamby Park, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Fort Hamby Park?

There are 36 campsites at Fort Hamby Park and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts