PARKS & RECREATION

Eagle Point Nature Preserve
665 Black Rd
Salisbury, NC 28146
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 Officially opened on June 16th 2001, the Preserve includes 100 acres of deeded land . Also, approximately 100 acres of land on long-term lease from Yadkin Power Generating Incorporated, a division of the Aluminum Company of America, will be added.

Donated to the citizens of Rowan County by the Land Trust for Central North Carolina, the property was originally bought with money donated by local Foundations and individuals. The Land Trust administers a conservation easement over the property to insure the perpetual high care given to the natural quality of the property.

The Preserve is set up to provide natural habitat for fauna and flora native to the area including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, Bald eagles, and many other animals and plants in an area of diversified forest habitat. Over three miles of trails including observation overlooks will eventually allow the visitor to enjoy the entire 200 acres and it’s natural features. Currently a little over three miles of trails including a self interpretive tree and plant identification loop, a *high water canoe access to High Rock Lake, and an additional hiking trail leading to beautiful isolated coves are open to the hiker and nature lover. The trail is adequate for biking with fat tired bikes. No horses are allowed.

There is a Port-a-John but no access to drinking water.

There is one picnic table.

The Preserve is located off of Bringle Ferry Road on Black Road in Eastern Rowan. Open daily, hours vary according to season.

CANOE ACCESS IS CURRENTLY USABLE

* Canoe Access is only useable during the months of high lake water in the summer. It does require a 100 yard carry to get to the water at that level. There is a cable that will allow the canoe or kayak to be slid instead of carried down to the water that was installed as an eagle scout project. But the access is limited to the lake being at almost full capacity due to the shallow nature of the cove.