Boone Lake Getaways

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Boone, North Carolina prides itself on being "The Heart of the High Country." Boone's Cave State Park is a small park resting on 110 acres just north of Morrow Mountain State, its affiliate park. Located just off Interstate 85 and State Route 150, this park has never been intensely developed as a recreation site. The park is strictly a day use facility nestled in a peaceful rural atmosphere mixed with large elegant country estates and beautiful green horse farms. It is believed, but never, confirmed that Squire Boone, Daniel Boone's father moved to this site in the mid 1700's. There is an old homestead site, but all that remains are large hearthstones.

The park received its name from Boone's Cave, also known as Devil's Den. The cave lies on a steep slope facing the serpentine Yadkin River. The entryway to this 80-foot-long passage is small, only about two - three feet high. Formed by the river's floodwaters, this cave is where Daniel Boone purportedly hid from hostile Indians.

Boone's Cave State Park is an undeveloped 100-acre parcel offering a secluded, quiet visit amid a rolling forest of mixed hardwoods. It is a day use park offering limited facilities. A picnic shelter, several picnic tables and a half-mile hiking trail. The closest fishing opportunity is in the adjacent Yadkin River. Hunters will find a portion of the Alcoa Game Land immediately west of the park lying between Singleton Road and Point Road. White-tailed deer, raccoon, fox, rabbit and quail are harvested annually.