Wilton Slopes Park is located just off the NC-96 overpass that spans the Tar River (3190 Highway 96). The park includes a gravel parking lot, a universally accessible parking pad, a covered picnic shelter, hiking trails, and a small-boat launch for anglers and paddlers. It is the starting point for the Tar River Paddle Trail.
Many organizations and agencies contributed and worked together to conserve and protect this beautiful property and allow for its use by the public.
Special thanks to:
Granville County Board of Commissioners
Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee
Granville County Tourism Development Authority
Tar River Land Tar River Land Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
US Fish and Wildlife Service
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
NC Water Resources Division
NC Division of Parks and Recreation
Boy Scouts of America Troop 637
Grady-White Boats, Inc.
NC Department of Transportation
Mid-East Resource Conservation and Development Council
Four-Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Council
Gregory Poole, Inc.
Just upriver from Wilton Slopes is a gaging station operated by the USGS that delivers depths and flow rates daily. Paddlers are encouraged to run the river at 2.5 feet or above.
The NC Wildlife Resources Division has partnered with the Granville County to protect and enforce state recreation laws.