Wilson Creek Visitor Center

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 images below courtesy of Josh Abbott Photography


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

Hours of Operation:

April 1 – November 30
Monday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

December 1 – March 30
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm

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