Valdese Lakeside Park

A 300-acre forested property
1149 Lake Rhodhiss Dr NE

Interactive Trail Map

Phase 1 Ground Breaking was held Nov 23 for – 4000 linear ft of greenway, restrooms, wildlife viewing platform, parking and entry road.

May 2022 – Dog Park opened

July 2022 – A 160-foot bridge over McGalliard Creek to complete the 2-mile greenway from Valdese Lakeside Park to McGalliard Falls Park opened

Coming in fall 2022 – kayak launch and fishing pier


What can you do at the park?

  • Hike & Mountain Bike – 7 miles
  • Picnic at the tables
  • Launch a kayak from the shore
  • Fish from the bank
  • Enjoy the views
  • Let your dog run wild in the dog park

This park would not exist without funding from grants and community donations, plus all the volunteer hours.

Donate Today to help with more  amenities.

Driving Directions & More Maps

Trails that run through Valdese Lakeside Park or are one trail away!

Other items of interest

Lake Rhodhiss – From the Duke Energy Shoreline Management Plan
The Rhodhiss Development is a relatively small development within the Catawba-Wateree system, located northeast of Morganton in Burke and Caldwell counties, North Carolina. The development includes a reservoir, dam, powerhouse, and transmission line. The reservoir (Lake Rhodhiss) has a surface area of about 2,724 acres and approximately 106.8 miles of shoreline at a Normal Full Pond Elevation of 995.1 feet (AMSL).

Rhodhiss Dam – Built in 1925