Save the Yadkin

Phase II - Tuckertown

On September 19, 2019 Three Rivers Land Trust, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission , and our conservation partners permanently conserved 2,463-acres and 45 miles of shoreline on the Yadkin River above High Rock Lake. This is a massive conservation success for the region and the entire state of North Carolina.

Now, we have until September 19, 2021 to raise an additional $8+ million to conserve the 2,300-acres along Tuckertown Reservoir. We invite you to contribute to the acquisition of these lands at whatever level you are able to give, so you too can be a part of this momentous conservation achievement.

Follow the button below and direct your donation to “The Alcoa Project” for 100% of your gift to fund this land acquisition effort.

Three Rivers Land Trust intends to keep these lands publicly accessible —raising funds so that the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission can gain ownership of this land and keep the Alcoa Lands publicly accessible and undeveloped in perpetuity.

Click below for a downloadable FAQ fact sheet for more information.

Alcoa Info Handout

76 miles of undeveloped shoreline and 4,700 acres of undeveloped green space. Permanently conserving the Alcoa Lands is crucial for water quality, public access, and wildlife habitat in the Central Piedmont.
1.7 Million people use water from the Yadkin – Pee Dee every day for consumption, personal use, commercial use, agriculture, power generation and recreation.
Approximately 8,675,171 North Carolinians live within 100 miles of the Alcoa Lands – including citizens from the metro areas of Raleigh, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro. That’s around 80% of the entire population of North Carolina.
The Alcoa Land has been publicly accessible for recreation through the Game Lands program for decades. This 4,700 acres is the closest public access wilderness to Charlotte – North Carolina’s largest municipality.





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204 East Innes Street, Suite 120
Salisbury, NC 28144



.8  * Join us October 9th at 9:30am as we paddle Tuckertown Reservoir. 

Three Rivers Land Trust  In September 2019, Phase I of the Alcoa Lands Project was completed. Phase I conserved 2,463 acres and 45 miles of shoreline along High Rock Lake. Now with the closure of Phase II Tuckertown, this project has conserved over 4,800 acres and 76 miles of shoreline along the Yadkin-Pee Dee.  Tuckertown Reservoir, an impoundment of the Yadkin River, is known for its recreational opportunities and as a vital water resource for North Carolinians. 

To celebrate this momentous achievement, the TRLT Paddle Club is hosting our next group paddle event in Tuckertown Reservoir on October 9th, 2021 at 9:30am. We launch from the Bringles Ferry Boating Access Area (3301 Bringle Ferry Road)  and Paddle to the Flat Creek Access (450 Wildlife Access Road). This paddle is 3.8 miles and will take the group about two and a half hours to complete.   

We encourage paddlers to organize their own shuttles. Limited shuttles will be available, but must be prearranged. Please contact

Have your own Equipment? Already a TRLT Paddle Club Member? Then register below and join us at no cost! We look forward to paddling with you!

Row Co River Adventures will be providing kayak rentals for this event:

Single Kayak Rentals $35

Double Kayak Rentals $50

*All Rentals Include Paddle and PFD*

All Proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Land Trust and each rental includes a TRLT membership! To book a rental please contact Row Co Directly at

For more information or if you have questions, please email Nicky at Hope to see you there!

Length of paddle: ~4 miles

Difficulty level: Easy