River Falls Park

River Falls ParkRiver Falls Park in Weldon, North Carolina is located alongside the Roanoke River at the NC Wildlife Resource Commission Boat Landing. The park is also the eastern terminus for the 7-1/2 mile trail that spans from Weldon to Roanoke Rapids Lake, linking the two communities together.  Due to its proximity to major highways, many tourists visit the sight for its scenic views and natural park setting.  Kayakers and canoeists travel hours to spend the day maneuvering the rapids located in this section of the Roanoke River.

Every year during the months of March, April and May, thousands of fishermen flock to Weldon to try their hand at catching Striped Bass, also known a “Rockfish.”  The Town of Weldon holds its annual Weldon Independence Day Celebration the first Saturday of July in the park showcasing a fireworks display.  In August, the annual Ducky Derby sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce is also held in River Falls Park.  Both events draw thousands of people to the park.

In 2003, River Falls Park received a much needed facelift with the help of a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant.  These improvements included picnic shelters, a playground, fitness stations, restroom facilities and a walking trail.  The park is an ideal facility for many outdoor activities and occasions.  The large picnic shelter may be reserved for birthday parties, small family reunions or cookouts.  You may contact the Weldon Town Hall at (252) 536-4836 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in reserving the park facilities or if you have any questions.

River Falls Park Facilities Include

  • Picnic Shelters
  • Soccer Field
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Fitness Stations
  • Horse Shoe Pit
  • Volley Ball Court
  • Walking Trail

The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail Sponsors