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The site was developed to help promote the Madison River Park and the local area
as well as having a place to share photos from the park and other scenes by Albert Cardwell.
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The Madison River Park is located at the Dan River below the bridge on Lindsey Bridge Road in Madison, North Carolina.  The location originally had the Lindsey Bridge Dam that was built in the late 1960's to contain water and was the main water intake for the Town of Madison.


After decades of holding water back, structure damage had started showing and was at risk of failing. This could have affected the water needed for the town's businesses and residents as well as future growth for the town. The cost of replacing the dam was nearly 8 million dollars which would have exceeded the Town's budget. It was a fortunate discovery that the Roanoke Logperch, an endangered fish was in the area and the dam was preventing them from swimming upstream.


After the Roanoke Logperch was discovered state and other local agencies worked with the Town of Madison, NC to created a series of small water falls to replace the dam that would allow the fish to swim upstream and to protect the Town's water intake. Those agencies included the Wildlife Resources Commission, Dan River Basin Association, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Kris Bass Engineering, LKC Engineering, The Conservation Fund, Duke Energy and Rockingham County Education Foundation. With the help of state grants and other funding the Madison River Park became a reality.


The Madison River Park officially opened to the public on May 21, 2021. Although the park is not completely finished, it now offers a great get away place for fishing, sun bathing, kayaking, tubing, canoeing and other river fun.


The park is open to the public and is free. Everyone is welcome to come but please keep safety in mind. This is not an amusement park. It's a real river with rapids, deep water spots and swift currents around rocks. Life jackets, head protection and other safety precautions are strongly encouraged.

An overall view of the Madison River Park
The park offers plent of parking right beside the river.
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Madison River Park Master Plan                   Map of the Mayo and Dan Rivers                             River Warnings   
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Thanks to James Sutherland for providing these two awesome aerial photos of the Madison River Park and the Pine Hall Brick plant located beside the park.
An overall view of the
Madison River Park
The park offers plent of parking
right beside the river.
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