Shoals State Historic Park is open from daylight to dark each
day. The Visitors Center, which houses an interpretive facility
with information, historic displays, and a theater, is open Monday
through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Picnicking is available at Sycamore Shoals State
Historic Park with tables and grills provided. A two-mile fitness
trail constructed jointly between the park and adjacent hospital
is also available.
There is a two mile walking/fitness trail that follows the Watauga River. The
trail also accesses Sycamore Shoals Hospital which is adjacent to the park
The park has one picnic area outside the Visitor Center that has 16 moveable picnic tables. Grills, water and electrical outlets are available.
Programs vary year to year. Contact the Parks for current programs offered.
Click Here to view Special
Events for 2008
2008 Traditional Arts Workshop Schedule
Visit us for our Mountain River
Enjoy a quick movie tour of the park. This movie requires the Flash 6 plug-in. It may take a few moments to download so enjoy the Memory game while waiting! Click Here!
Tour buses are welcome.