Battle Park serves as the central hub for the Tar River Trail and Tar River Paddle Trail. With scenic riverside views and an abundance of shade created by the forest canopy overhead, it is idealistic for bicyclists, hikers, and nature enthusiasts who regularly flock to the area. The park offers a boat landing, 3 picnic shelters, fishing piers, and a gazebo with a view of the Rocky Mount Mills dam. Battle Park is a favorite among local fishermen for the spring run of American and hickory shad, as well as striped bass. All federal and state fish and game laws apply.
Battle Park is rich in history as the site of Rocky Mount’s first post office and theatre, as well as a civil war battle in 1863 against the Union Army. Today it is currently home to one of the largest wooden suspension bridges in the USA, as well as the “rocky mounds” from which Rocky Mount got its name.

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