The TRACK Trail Trailhead can be found on the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir Visitor Center (next to the entrance). The self-guided brochure led adventures were designed to be used on any of the trails within the reservoir; however, the official TRACK Trail is the Fish Dam Creek Trail. The Fish Dam Creek Trail begins on the other side of the dam, traverses down through the woods along Fish Dam Creek and to the base of the dam. The trail is an out-and-back trail and is approximately 1-mile long. Besides being designated a TRACK Trail, the Fish Dam Creek Trail is also on a portion of the Over Mountain Victory Trail, the Yadkin River Greenway Trail and has been designated a North Carolina Birding Trail.
W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated flood control dam in Wilkesboro NC. The lake offers multiple recreation opportunities with an environmental education center, 3 campgrounds, over 30 miles of multipurpose trail, swim beaches, picnic areas, wildlife management areas and fishing opportunities. The lake has a strong interpretive program with an emphasis on water safety and environmental education. W. Kerr Scott attracts over 900,000 visitors annually. In 2007 W. Kerr Scott Reservoir was named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resource Management Project of the Year.
Adventures for W. Kerr Scott Reservoir
Birds of the Blue Ridge MountainsDifficulty:
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
W Kerr Scott Reservoir: Need for TreesDifficulty:
Overmountain Victory TrailDifficulty:
From Highway 421:
Take Exit 286B for NC-268 toward Wilkesboro/Downtown.
Travel West on NC-268W/River St and continue 3.1 miles.
Turn Right onto Reservoir Rd.
The W. Kerr Scott Visitor Center will be on your left (the trailhead is there).
The Fish Dam Creek Trail trailhead is located on the other side of the dam.
The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
The W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers.