This reservoir offers extensive opportunities for outdoor recreation activities. The area offers several historical and cultural attractions for those so inclined.
Facilities include: Scenic driving tours, mountain biking, boating, camping, educational programs, fishing, hiking, picnicking, hunting, water sports, winter sports and wildlife viewing.
Moravian and Cascade Falls are in the immediate vicinity and the Blue Ridge Parkway is 28 miles away.
From Winston-Salem travel west on US 421 to Wilkesboro, then 5 miles west on SR 268.