Yates Mill County Park NC

The Yates Mill County Park in NC is off to the south of Raleigh, the capital of NC. The park is full of natural beauty that draws many photographers ranging from family to serious wild life photography.

The Park features the only remaining gristmill in Wake County. The old mill on Steep Hill Creek that we today call Yates Mill has stood on its foundation since the 1750s, despite disasters including floods, hurricanes, war and neglect. Today the mill is fully restored and operable.

Fall season brings even more colors to the park.

Bush of weeds or grass grow around the packing area of the park.

There are old gears, wheels etc. laid around the  I guess they are old part of the mill.

A small creek leads to the wood near the mill.

The Mill.

The mill sits near the lake which is the center of the park.

Trees over the mirror like lake surface.

The lake at the center of the park.

Wooden area around the park.

Lotus grow under the tree shade.


36 thoughts on “Yates Mill County Park NC

  1. Ki Vault November 11, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    Your images and text make me want to go there!


    • YellowCable November 11, 2012 / 6:51 pm

      Thank you. I think you might like it. I think the place is a spot in the area where photographers go there. I saw a few when I was there.


      • Ki Vault November 11, 2012 / 7:02 pm

        I am sure they do but it may be a long walk from the north of England! One day maybe?


    • YellowCable November 13, 2012 / 7:06 am

      Thank you John for visiting my post. I am glad you like it.


  2. misty maples farm November 14, 2012 / 11:54 am

    All of the photos are lovely, I especially like the mill on the falls…


  3. Saajida November 16, 2012 / 11:19 am

    Simply breath-taking. This place is stunning.


  4. omosth November 27, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    ชอบมากๆ ^^


  5. Nicole November 30, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Beautiful photos!


  6. bluebrightly January 9, 2013 / 10:04 pm

    Great photos – I love the old mill (and the gears!)


  7. gomachan15 January 19, 2013 / 9:12 am

    I like all of them. Especially, the reflection of the trees on the lake is just stunning!! You’re so talented!!


    • YellowCable January 19, 2013 / 9:27 am

      Thank you so much and very glad you like them.


  8. inesephoto April 7, 2019 / 3:45 pm

    I like to visit your older posts 🙂 The mill reminded me of something from my childhood. I wonder what the place looked like back in the days. It must have been very busy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • YellowCable April 7, 2019 / 4:20 pm

      That sounds like the mill you visited during your childhood must be very nice one. Your comment makes me feel like going back to visit this park again.

      Thank you for visiting old blogs!

      Liked by 1 person

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