Highway 268 Fishing and Canoeing Access

Surry County Parks and Recreation, Pilot Mountain, NC

There are 4 navigable rivers within our borders. The goal of this project is to build 1 of the 13 needed river accesses in Surry County, which will give the public access to waterways, and will be accomplished through a partnership with NC Wildlife.

Counties Impacted:

  • Surry County

​The development of this river access will open up opportunities on the Ararat River.  This will be the first access of many allowing the public to have access to our waterways.  Additionally, this proposal includes the opportunity to supply signs teaching the ethics of “Leave No Trace,” “Pack it in, Pack it out,” and “Take only photographs, and leave only footprints.”  This philosophy has worked well at other accesses throughout Surry County.

- Daniel White, Director of Parks and Recreation



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.