Outdoor & Recreation

outdoor state parks

outdoor local parks

outdoor lake

outdoor named reservoirs

outdoor waterfalls

outdoor summits

Yadkin River Greenway Map

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Live entertainment is abundant year-round in Wilkes County, from open-air street festivals to off-Broadway performances. Explore Wilkes!


Arts & Culture




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health water quality 3Source: EPA Watershed Quality




Wake Forest Baptist Health Wilkes Medical Center has been providing the most modern medical care available for our community for more than sixty years and is licensed for 130 beds, including a 10-bed skilled nursing unit. Its mission is to promote the health of our region as an exceptional and compassionate provider of care.

Wake Forest Baptist Health Wilkes Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The seal of accreditation is accepted nationwide as the highest standards of medical care in personnel, equipment and organization. 

Physician specialties at Wake Forest Baptist Health Wilkes Medical Center include:

  • Anesthesiology   Cancer Care
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Emergency Medicine
  • ENT
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Urology

Continuum of Care

West Park Medical Park is dedicated to providing a convenient location for medical programs, services and specializations such as rehabilitation and adult day care. Located 1/4 mile from Wilkes Regional Medical Center on Highway 421 Business in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. 

Baby boomers are living longer, healthier lives and enjoying longer periods of independent or semi-independent living. For that reason, Wilkes County has facilities that offer a continuum of care from luxury independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing. 

Health Department Annual Report: Wilkes County 2019-2020

Wilkes County Health Services


Wilkes Livability Magazine