From Boone or Blowing Rock

  • Take Hwy 321 (Blowing Rock Blvd.) South to Lenoir approx. 17 miles.
  • Turn right onto West Main St. (becomes Creekway Dr.) travel about 1 mile.
  • Turn right onto Abington Rd. for 2.7 miles
  • Turn left onto Deerbrook for 2.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Rocky Rd for 1.5 miles
  • Our Welcome Center is on the left.

From Lenoir

  • Take Abington Rd. for 2.7 miles
  • Turn left onto Deerbrook Rd. for 2.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Rocky Rd. for 1.5 miles
  • Our Welcome Center is on the left.

From I-40 Morganton

  • Take Interstate 40 to Jamestown Rd. exit #100.
    Continue approx. 3.5 miles on Jamestown Rd (becomes Independence Blvd after you cross over Carbon City Rd).
  • Turn left on to North Green St. (Hwy 181), and travel approx. 11 miles.
  • Turn right on to Brown Mountain Beach Rd. (becomes Adako Rd.), and travel approx. 8 miles.
  • Turn right on to Collettsville Rd. for 0.7 miles
  • Turn right onto Abington Rd. for 0.6 miles
  • Turn right onto Overland Rd. 0.7 miles
  • Turn right onto Rocky Rd. for 1.1 miles
  • Welcome Center is on the right. (Round Mountain Parkway)

From I-40 Hickory

  • Take Interstate 40 to Hwy 321 (exit #123)
  • Take Hwy 321 (Hickory Blvd.) to Southwest Blvd., approx. 14 miles.
  • Take exit onto Southwest Blvd. (note: exit ramp will be on right side of highway and veers back under the highway).
  • Take Southwest Blvd. approx. 4 miles (5 stop lights).
  • Turn left onto Abington Rd. (fifth stop light) for 2.7 miles
  • Turn left onto Deerbrook Rd. for 2.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Rocky Rd. for 1.5 miles
  • Welcome Center is on the left. (Round Mountain Parkway)

From Charlotte

  • Take 85 South to 321 North.
  • Continue North on Hwy. 321 past Hickory.
  • Travel just past the town of Hudson NC and exit right off of Hwy. 321 onto the Southwest Loop just past Bush Pontiac GMC.
  • Travel 4.5 miles and turn left onto Hwy. 18.
  • Travel 1.3 miles to the second traffic light and turn right onto Beecher Anderson Road. (Look for directional signs)
  • Turn left onto Abington Rd. for 2.7 miles
  • Turn left onto Deerbrook Rd. for 2.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Rocky Rd. for 1.5 miles
  • Our Welcome Center is on the left (Round Mountain Parkway)

From Winston Salem/Greensboro/Raleigh

  • Take I-40 West toward Asheville Hwy 321 North.
  • Continue North on Hwy. 321 past Hickory.
  • Travel just past the town of Hudson NC and exit right off of Hwy. 321 onto the Southwest Loop just past Bush Pontiac GMC.
  • Travel 4.5 miles and turn left onto Hwy. 18.
  • Travel 1.3 miles to the second traffic light and turn right onto Beecher Anderson Road. (Look for directional signs)
  • Turn left onto Abington Rd. for 2.7 miles
  • Turn left onto Deerbrook Rd. for 2.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Rocky Rd. for 1.5 miles
  • The Welcome Center is on the left. (Round Mountain Parkway)

From Wilkesboro

  • Take Hwy. 18 South to Lenoir.
  • From Hwy. 18 South turn right onto West Caldwell School Road. Go to stop sign.
  • Travel 1.3 miles to the second traffic light and turn right onto Beecher Anderson Road. (Look for directional signs)
  • Turn left onto Abington Rd. for 2.7 miles
  • Turn left onto Deerbrook Rd. for 2.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Rocky Rd. for 1.5 miles
  • Our Welcome Center is on the left. (Round Mountain Parkway)

From Linville/ Banner Elk

  • From Hwy 221, take Hwy 181 South approx. 17 miles.
  • Turn left onto Brown Mountain Beach Rd. (becomes Adako Rd.), approx 8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Collettsville Rd. (Adako Rd. ends into Collettsville Rd.) for 0.7 miles
  • Turn right onto Abington Rd. for 0.6 miles
  • Turn right onto Overland Rd. for 0.7 miles
  • Turn right onto Rocky Rd. for 1.1 miles
  • Our Welcome Center is on the right. (Round Mountain Parkway)