1955 Gerringer Mill Road
Elon, NC 27244

Click Here to visit The Haw River Trail website to view Shallow Ford maps


Shallow Ford Natural Area (park and paddle access) is open every day of the year except for Christmas Day (12/25). Please refer to the yearly hours below:

November – March: 8am-6pm
April: 8am-8pm
May – August: 8am-9pm
September – October: 8am-8pm

Gate accesses are locked at closing time. Please do not leave your vehicle parked at a trailhead after the posted closing time.

Park Rules

Park rules are enforced by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department. In case of emergency call 911.

The following actions are prohibited at all Haw River Trail facilities, including Shallow Ford:

  • Smoking, Vaping, and Tobacco use
  • Possession or use of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Riding of bikes or horses on trails
  • Setting fires outside of fire rings or grills
  • Use of motor vehicles outside of parking area
  • Littering or defacing of County property
  • Possession of weapons in violation of state law
  • Solicitation or advertising of any kind
  • Failure to have pets on a leash
  • Fishing from boat launch area
  • Removal of plants or other natural materials
  • Camping outside of designated areas

Thank you for helping to keep the park a pleasant, family-friendly experience!