Wilson Creek

1.)Coming from I-77 Elkin area or Hyw 421:

-If coming from Elkin area you may go to the exit #85/Elkin Exit for the bypass on the north side of town off of I-77 (formally CC-camp Rd.) and go west, this road turns back into hyw 268 on the west side of Elkin, follow it till you get to Ronda and turn left onto the Clingman Rd. (there are signs for “to Hyw421” at this turn),  follow the road to the cross road at Clingman and take the and turn right at the stop sign – Clingman road continues with this turn all the way to Hyw 421 – turn right onto 421 going west toward N. Wilkesboro.

-If coming from south of Elkin on I-77 then turn off on Hyw 421 going west toward N. Wilkesboro.

-From Winston-Salem take exit onto hyw 421 west to N. Wilkesboro.

Once on hyw 421 stay on the 4 lane hyw 421 bypass until you get to the exit for Hyw 18 and turn right after going under the underpass and looping back up to 18 – turn right going south/west on 18 follow this until 18 makes a right turn at a stop light across from a school after a few mile,  make the right to stay on 18 going to Leinor.  After you cross hyw 321 in Lenoir take the left at the next light onto hyw 18/64 and follow it until you get to Fairview Drive to the right (Theater at the corner) and turn right.  Follow Fairview till it Tee’s into Abbington Rd. and turn left,  follow this road out into the country until it Tee’s into Colletsville Rd. (hyw 90) and turn left.  Follow the Colletsville Rd. and make a left turn at Colletsville onto the Akado Rd. going imediately over Johns River continue on this road till you come to Brown Mtn. Beach Rd. to the right just before the Akado bridge over Wilson Creek – turn right onto Brown Mtn. Beach Rd. – follow the road until you get to the appropriate take out or put in for the river section you want.

 2.) From I40 at Morganton – you can take Hyw 18 north to 181 in Morganton and continue north out of Morganton on 181 till you come to Brown Mtn. Beach Rd./Akado Rd. to the right.  Just after crossing the Akado Bridge over Wilson Creek take a left onto “Brown Mtn. Beach Rd.” – follow the road until you get to the appropriate take out or put in for the river section you want.

 3.) From Boone/Blowing Rock area – take hyw 321 south to hyw 18 in Lenior and turn right on to 18, then take the left at the next light onto hyw 18/64 and follow it until you get to Fairview Drive to the right (Theater at the corner) and turn right.  Follow Fairview till it Tee’s into Abbington Rd. and turn left,  follow this road out into the country until it Tee’s into Colletsville Rd. (hyw 90) and turn left.  Follow the Colletsville Rd. and make a left turn at Colletsville onto the Akado Rd. going imediately over Johns River continue on this road till you come to Brown Mtn. Beach Rd. to the right just before the Akado bridge over Wilson Creek – turn right onto Brown Mtn. Beach Rd. – follow the road until you get to the appropriate take out or put in for the river section you want.