Wilson Creek, NC Real Estate, Wilson Creek Area and Community Information
The Wilson Creek area of North Carolina is situated in the Pisgah National Forest in northwestern Caldwell County. Wilson Creek begins near Grandfather Mountain, and it flows for 23 miles to Johns River. The creek eventually flows down into a 200-foot-deep gorge that was cut through solid granite over the ages by the tumbling, churning waters. The area was designated as a part of the Wild and Scenic River System in 2000.
This was a summer hunting ground of the Cherokees long before those of European descent arrived. Loggers were attracted to the great stands of virgin pine by the mid-18th century. In the 1800s, a community named Mortimer supported the needs of the lumberjacks and others employed by the timber industry. Eventually the town was abandoned, and key county services migrated to Lenoir, the eventual county seat.
Parks and Recreation
The Wilson Creek Wilderness Area
features over 30 miles of ATV trails. Mountain bikers revel in the experience of traversing single-track trails. Hikers will find trails that accommodate every fitness level.
Trout anglers enjoy many streams teeming with prized specimens. Waterfalls
unexpectedly greet hikers, camper and explorers around the next bend.
Attractions and Activities
Brown Mountain Beach Resort offers camping and many other activities in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Swimming, beach sports and sunbathing are popular along the beach. Canoeing and kayaking attracts many others to the area. Mountain bike trails range in difficulty, and geocaching is increasingly popular as well. Fishermen will find opportunity here as well.
Those that enjoy more primitive camping may want to consider Mortimer Campground, a facility maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. It is found 10 miles up in the mountains, beyond Brown Mountain Beach. There are fire rings and 23 campsites for smaller campers and tents.
There are festivals and other special events found across the area. Hudson hosts the Butterfly Festival in May, and Lenoir is the home of the long-running North Carolina Blackberry Festival
If you are interested in living in this very scenic part of Caldwell County, consult with one of our agents for ideas. Or, perhaps you are considering a Wilson Creek area real estate purchase in the form of a vacation home. Many area homes can serve as great hideaways for those that want to escape the hustle and bustle of larger cities on occasion. Real estate in the Wilson Creek area includes quaint bungalows in the surrounding towns. It also includes homes for sale that are on scenic lots cut into the hillsides.
The prospective Wilson Creek area home buyer will be excited by the prospect of living or vacationing near this recreational paradise. Our agents can be a great source of ideas when it comes to better understanding the real estate in the Wilson Creek area. Modestly priced homes are always available, and luxurious properties are among the homes for sale in this area as well.