More great news about the new expansion of the Haw River State Park. Taft Wireback's N&R article today explains the probable addition of the adjoining Haw River Plantation (Wallis property). This 140 acre tract has already had some clearing for housing. That cleared area may prove helpful for necessary restroom facilities and as a parking area for recreational vehicles. Other parts of this tract may also prove to be a possible area for camping.
The appraisal of this 140 acre tract took into consideration that it has significant infrastructure already installed including some roads, electricity, water, etc. This tract also includes two houses that may provide rental housing for park rangers or park staff.
Several other key land acquisitions are possible down the road to make this a dynamic state park. If this Wallis tract is added to the Haw River State Park that will bring the current total land to 1,167 acres. (Original Summit tract 335 acres, Bluegreen tract 692 acres and the Wallis tract 140 acres.)