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  • Allen H. Leonard Memorial Park
    Allen H. Leonard Memorial ParkRamseur

    This nine-acre park near downtown Ramseur has two little league baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, playground, picnic shelter, and access to Deep River.

  • Asheboro Skate Park
    Asheboro Skate ParkAsheboro

    This skate park is a combination indoor/outdoor facility with more than 2,500 interior and 7,500 exterior square feet of surface featuring indoor/outdoor viewing areas, bleachers, concessions, lockers, restrooms, and party room.

  • Bicentennial Park
    Bicentennial ParkAsheboro

    This one-acre green space in the center of downtown Asheboro features a pavilion, wooden dance floor, fountain, picnic tables, memory walk and outdoor sculpture, and hosts seasonal concerts and events throughout the year.

  • Commerce Square Park
    Commerce Square ParkRandleman

    This park located in the center of downtown Randleman features passive recreation, water features, a bandstand, farmers market, and beautiful mural by hometown artist Susan Harrell featuring the Deep River, and hosts special events throughout the year.

  • Creekside Park, Greenway & Disc Golf Course
    Creekside Park, Greenway & Disc Golf CourseArchdale

    This 107-acre park offers a variety of active, as well as passive, recreational opportunities. Amenities include tennis courts, baseball/softball/t-ball fields, picnic shelters, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, 18-hole championship disc golf course with beginners loop, orienteering course, and 3 miles of scenic walking trails along Muddy Creek. 

  • Deep River Rail Trail
    Deep River Rail TrailFranklinville

    This three-quarter mile trail created by the old railroad bed provides a variety of recreational activities including biking, jogging, and fishing. The trail is rich with textile history and sites linked to Native Americans and the Revolutionary War; and connects to the Deep River State Trail, part of the NC State Parks system that runs through Guilford, Randolph, Chatham, Moore, and Lee counties.

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    Deep River State Trail - Franklinville Access (east)Franklinville

    Passing by the old grist mill and textile factory, the trail in Franklinville highlights the river’s importance to industry in small-town North Carolina. The fine gravel trail journeys through Riverside Park, passing by Deep River Fabricators, and continues into a peaceful forest. Future plans are to connect this trail with the Ramseur section via a bridge over Sandy Creek near the US Hwy 64 bridge. Combine this great trail with Faith Rock and you have a full day of adventure.

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    Deep River State Trail - Franklinville Access (mid)Franklinville

    Passing by the old grist mill and textile factory, the trail in Franklinville highlights the river’s importance to industry in small-town North Carolina. The fine gravel trail journeys through Riverside Park, passing by Deep River Fabricators, and continues into a peaceful forest. Future plans are to connect this trail with the Ramseur section via a bridge over Sandy Creek near the US Hwy 64 bridge. Combine this great trail with Faith Rock and you have a full day of adventure.

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    Deep River State Trail - Franklinville Access (west)Franklinville

    Passing by the old grist mill and textile factory, the trail in Franklinville highlights the river’s importance to industry in small-town North Carolina. The fine gravel trail journeys through Riverside Park, passing by Deep River Fabricators, and continues into a peaceful forest. Future plans are to connect this trail with the Ramseur section via a bridge over Sandy Creek near the US Hwy 64 bridge. Combine this great trail with Faith Rock and you have a full day of adventure.

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    Deep River State Trail - Ramseur Access (east)Ramseur

    The Deep River State Trail in Ramseur has two sections separated by the currently impassable Harlan Creek, where a bridge will be built in the future. The fine gravel trail on both sides takes you through a lovely hardwood forest with glimpses of the river along the way. On the eastern section of the trail, you discover the remains of a dam, the site of the old Columbia Manufacturing Company, a cotton mill built in 1850.

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    Deep River State Trail - Ramseur Access (west)Ramseur

    The Deep River State Trail in Ramseur has two sections separated by the currently impassable Harlan Creek, where a bridge will be built in the future. The fine gravel trail on both sides takes you through a lovely hardwood forest with glimpses of the river along the way. On the eastern section of the trail, you discover the remains of a dam, the site of the old Columbia Manufacturing Company, a cotton mill built in 1850.

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    Deep River State Trail - Randleman AccessRandleman

    With many spots to relax, picnic, and fish, the Deep River State Trail is a hub of recreation in the City of Randleman. Starting at the trailhead the wide fine gravel path can take you both up or down the river. Choose your adventure! The trail is 1.5 miles one way or a total of 3 miles going both directions. Check out this trail for an easy walk and stunning views as you explore the green and rocky banks of the Deep River.

  • Kermit G. Pell/Ramseur Lake Recreational Facility
    Kermit G. Pell/Ramseur Lake Recreational FacilityRamseur

    This 127-acre reservoir and nine-acre park includes boat launches, jon boat rentals, bait shop, picnic shelters with tables and grills, playground, and public restrooms.

  • Lake Lucas
    Lake LucasAsheboro

    This 238-acre facility offers fishing, jon boat and canoe rentals, fishing pier, bait shop, picnic area, playground and one-quarter mile walking trail.

  • North Asheboro Park & Disc Golf Course
    North Asheboro Park & Disc Golf CourseAsheboro

    This 26-acre park features a disc golf course, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, baseball field, seasonal swimming pool, playground and paved walking trail.

  • Pisgah Covered Bridge
    Pisgah Covered BridgeAsheboro

    This historic structure, one of NC's two remaining covered bridges, was built in 1911 at a cost of $40. The bridge is 54 feet in length and crosses the West Fork Branch of the Little River within the Uwharrie National Forest and is a direct connection to the county's past mode of transportation when horse and wagon were common and automobile travel was in its infancy.

    Take exit 65 from I-73/I-74.

  • Presnell Park & Disc Golf Course
    Presnell Park & Disc Golf CourseAsheboro

    This 46-acre park features a challenging disc golf course, baseball and soccer fields, 12 primitive campsites, fire pits, and walking trails. In addition, there are two playground structures, picnic shelters, picnic tables, and restrooms.

  • Randleman Lake & Marina
    Randleman Lake & MarinaRandleman

    Randleman Lake Reservoir is located on the Deep River, part of the Cape Fear River basin. The lake is surrounded by a natural buffer of 2,975 acres with a lake surface of 3,007 acres and 100 miles of beautiful shoreline. Recreation activities allowed on the lake include boating, fishing, sailing, and paddleboats. Snacks, and restrooms located at the marina; no rental equipment available.

  • Uwharrie Mountains-Birkhead Wilderness Area/Lassiter Mill
    Uwharrie Mountains-Birkhead Wilderness Area/Lassiter MillAsheboro

    Access 5,160 acres of the ancient Uwharrie National Forest in the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area. The piedmont's only federally-designated wilderness area, the Birkhead Mountains feature designated hiking trails where evidence of early Indians and settlers can often be found.

  • Uwharrie Mountains-Birkhead Wilderness Area/Tot Hill Farm
    Uwharrie Mountains-Birkhead Wilderness Area/Tot Hill FarmAsheboro

    Access 5,160 acres of the ancient Uwharrie National Forest in the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area. The piedmont's only federally-designated wilderness area, the Birkhead Mountains feature designated hiking trails where evidence of early Indians and settlers can often be found.

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