Once the Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River was designated, Caldwell County began work on the creation of a visitor/education center to promote the outstanding values of Wilson Creek. Led by the efforts of the Caldwell County commissioners, the county purchased 6.4 acres along Wilson Creek using grants from the N.C. Natural Heritage Trust and the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust in January 2001. Later that year, funds for the construction of the visitor center were received from the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Enhancement Funds. Construction of the visitor center began in May 2002. On October 14, 2002, the visitor center officially opened its doors to the public.

The Wilson Creek Visitor Center gives information on the Wilson Creek gorge area and has a photograph and artifact collection that tells the history of the area.

Wilson Creek Visitor Center
7805 Brown Mountain Beach Rd.
Collettsville, NC  28611
Phone: (828) 759-0005


Hours of Operation

April 1 - May 31
10am - 4pm; Sunday 1pm - 4pm

June 1 - August 31
10am - 6pm; Sunday 1pm - 6pm

September 1 - November 30
10am - 4pm; Sunday 1pm - 4pm


More Information

» Directions