Badin Business Park donated more than 1,000 acres to expand Morrow Mountain State Park in May 2020. The donation was one of many commitments made during the federal relicensing of Yadkin Hydroelectric Project. Read the article in the Salisbury Post.
The land, situated along the Yadkin River on the north-northwest side of the park, will allow Morrow Mountain State Park to grow its footprint by more than 20 percent. The 5,881-acre park is now one of the ten largest state parks in North Carolina by acreage.
“We are so grateful to have this addition to Morrow Mountain State Park,” said park superintendent Jeff Davidson. “Nesting bald eagles, timber rattlesnakes and the rare Yadkin River Goldenrod make their homes on the acreage with its large boulder fields, scenic vistas and unique wildlife habitat. This major addition will conserve important ecosystems and make a little more room for recreation to serve nearby communities as well as the growing Piedmont population.”
In addition, the company has agreed to sell more than 6,000 acres of undeveloped property near the lakes for permanent conservation. This includes 2,463 acres above High Rock Lake and 2,300 acres along Tuckertown Reservoir.