Recreational Opportunities

County - The Anson County Parks and Recreation department offers youth baseball, basketball and football; adult men's basketball and softball; and women's softball programs. The Department has three ball fields at Little Park, three picnic areas, a children's playground area, basketball court, two tennis courts, and a public swimming pool (also used for swimming lessons); and maintains Civitan Park Field, Little Cotton Field, and Shelton Ball Field.

Town - The Town of Wadesboro oversees the City Pond facility, which includes picnic facilities, a playground area, bank and boat fishing, and an archery range (private).  A new public park named Wadesboro Park near the intersection of Center and Gatewood Streets.

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge - The refuge, located on U.S. 52-North (between Wadesboro and Ansonville), offers fishing and hunting activities, and bird-watching opportunities. The refuge is home to the white-tailed deer, beaver, fox, opossum, gray squirrel, bobcat, rabbit, raccoon, and different types of owls. The refuge is also home to the red cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species.

Flint Ridge Shooting Preserve, Inc. - A privately owned and operated shooting preserve offering half day and full day hunts for quail, chukar, pheasant, and deer. Trained dogs are available. Flint Ridge also has facilities for sporting clays. For more information contact Keith Edwards, Rt. 2, Box 118, Polkton, NC 28135: phone (704) 826-8107 day or night.

Griffin Hill Hunting Preserve - A family owned and operated hunting preserve offering half day hunts for quail, including dog and dog handler; and full day hunts for deer. Lodge facilities are available. For more information contact Al or Phyllis Griffin, Rt. 3, Box 222, Wadesboro, NC 28170; phone (704) 694-5086.

Blewet Falls Lake - Boating, fishing, and water skiing activities are available. A boat ramp allows easy access to the lake.

Lake Tillery - (30 minutes) Boating, fishing, and water skiing activities are available. A boat ramp allows easy access to the lake. Also has camping grounds, pool, and picnic areas.

Morrow Mountain - (45 minutes, Albemarle) State park with hiking, boating, water skiing and fishing available. A boat ramp allows easy access to the lake. Also has camping grounds, pool, and picnic areas.

Badin Lake - (55 minutes, Badin) Boating, fishing, and water skiing activities are available. A boat ramp allows easy access to the lake. Also has a picnic area.

Paramount Carowinds Theme Park - (90 minutes, Charlotte) Amusement park, featuring rides, shows and concerts, water park and campgrounds.

Data compiled and prepared by:
Anson Community College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda
Students in Free Enterprise Committee: Sherri L. Carpenter, Betty Hildreth, Jarvis Pegeuse
Source: Anson County Chamber of Commerce