Waid Recreation Area

Waid Recreation Area is a 220-acre facility located near Rocky Mount (off Rt. 40 West), along the site of the Old Carolina Wagon Trail. The park has 14 trails that cover over 10 miles and travel through rivers, over hills, across farm lands, and atop abandoned dirt roads. It offers a variety of outdoor activities for all ages including tubing, fishing, canoeing and kayaking on the Pigg River which flows through the park. It hosts various athletic leagues, special events, and is home to the annual Ramble Weekend in May. 

Amenities at the park include:

  • Over 10 miles of walking and hiking trails
  • 2 ADA walking trails
  • Equestrian trails
  • Mountain biking trails
  • Covered picnic shelters, pavilions and grills
  • 2 playgrounds
  • Tubing, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking on Pigg River
  • Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse fields
  • Restrooms

General Info

Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking/Climbing, Historic Sites, Horse Trails, Lakes & Rivers, Other, Other Sports, Pioneer/Rural Life, Wildlife Observation

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