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Have fun and relax on W. Kerr Scott Lake.

The W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is the perfect place to enjoy a day on the water. Set in the beautiful North Carolina foothills, the 1,475 acre reservoir offers the perfect escape from life’s little stresses. It’s also a great place for bird watchers and nature lovers of all kinds.

In addition to boating, the 55-mile shoreline offers fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and more. Three campgrounds are available, as well as four swimming areas, picnic areas, and a visitor center. Ranger-led trail tours are also available. No matter what your interest, you can find it here. Start with a boat rental from Foothills Outdoor Adventures and make a day of it.

Pontoon Boats

A great lake experience.

Our boat seat up to 10 people — life jackets included.

Deposit required with reservation.

Fishing Boats

Cast away and relax.

Our 19′ flat-bottom boat seats up to 4 people — life jackets included.

Deposit required with reservation.

Paddle Boats

Serene relaxation.

Our “pedal” boat seats up to 4 people— life jackets are included. FREE Shuttle Service to the lake.

Deposit required with reservation.


Driving directions

From Boone

Travel east on Hwy 421 to N. Wilkesboro. Take Exit 286-B (N. Wilkesboro/Hwy 268). Turn right at the stoplight and Foothills Outdoor Adventures will be about 1 mile down Hwy 268 on the right (just past the Wilkes YMCA). Look for our sign and our boats – you can’t miss us! (approximate driving time is 45 min.)

From Greensboro

Travel west on I-40 toward Winston-Salem. Then take Hwy 421 North toward N. Wilkesboro to Exit 286-B (N. Wilkesboro/Hwy 268). Turn left at the stoplight and Foothills Outdoor Adventures will be about 1 mile down Hwy 268 on the right (just past the Wilkes YMCA). Look for our sign and our boats – you can’t miss us! (approximate driving time is 1 hr. 15 min.)

From Charlotte

Travel north on Hwy 77 toward Virginia. Then take Exit 73 B to Hwy 421 North to N. Wilkesboro. Then take Exit 286-B (N. Wilkesboro/Hwy 268). Turn left at the stoplight and Foothills Outdoor Adventures will be about 1 mile down Hwy 268 on the right (just past the Wilkes YMCA). Look for our sign and our boats – you can’t miss us! (approximate driving time is 1 hr. 30 min.)