Camping and Watersports

Enjoy the great outdoors with superior gear

Camping supplies, tents, boots, backpacks, cooking supplies or anything you might need for your next outdoor adventure can be found at Cook’s Sporting Goods store in North Wilkesboro, NC.
Make Your Next Camping Excursion a Safe and Beautiful One.

There's nothing quite like being outside and enjoying Mother Nature. If you love the splendor of the great outdoors then it's important that you have the right camping supplies so your trips are always a success. At Cook's Sporting Goods we've helped countless people around North Wilkesboro, and the High Country, find the right camping gear, tents, sleeping bags, camp chairs and backpacks.


Call us: (336) 667-4121

Source for Backpacks, Sleeping Bags & Tents 

Cook's Sporting Goods has spent decades helping campers and hikers find the right equipment, whether it's your tent, sleeping bag or backpack. When you're out in the wilderness it's important that the items you're carrying function properly. That starts by having brands you know and trust, like those right here at Cook's. 


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Camping - Get out there with Cook's!

Cook's Camping Gear 

At our North Wilkesboro store, you'll find:

  • Tents
  • Hammocks
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Camp Chairs
  • Backpacks
  • First-Aid Kits
  • Sewing Kits
  • Utensils and Kitchenware
  • Burners
  • Lamps


If you need something specific, please call us: (336) 667-4121

Kayak and Paddleboard

paddleboarding is popular on lakes
Standup paddleboarding is popular on area lakes

Cook's can help you enjoy the cool mountain lakes and rivers. Try paddleboarding or kayaking - we sell and rent both!


Rentals - Reservations (336) 667-4121

  • One-person kayak - $40/day
  • Tandem kayak - $50/day
  • Standup Paddleboard


We carry top brands like Wilderness Systems and Perception in popular styles: sit in, sit on top, and anglers (fishing).


You'll also find watersport accessories at our store:

  • Paddles (kayak, paddleboard)
  • Life Jackets (PFDs)
  • Racks
  • Dry Bags


You'll find the most popular paddleboards in stock, including:

  • BIC 10'4" Dura Tec Original SUP
  • BIC 10'6" Ace Tec Original SUP
  • BIC 11'6" Ace Tec Original SUP
  • BIC 11'6" Ace Tec Performer SUP


Call us: (336) 667-4121

Cook's Recommends: Try Something New

Kayaking, in and around North Wilkesboro, NC, is a popular way to spend the afternoon. Whether it’s on the New River, Kerr Scott Reservoir or the area creeks, you’ll find this water activity to be one of the best.
Kayaking… Invigorating and Relaxing

What's so wonderful about kayaking is that it can be exciting and relaxing from one moment to the next. Whether you want to shoot the rapids to test your body and resolve, or you just want a lazily cruise along the water, kayaking offers a chance to do both – sometimes within the same day. So if you're searching for a new kayak or kayaking equipment make sure you check out our selection. 


Call us: (336) 667-4121


When it comes to versatility and simplicity, the Impulse is the best value around. It's stable and zippy on all kinds of flatwater, packed with durable features like a self-draining tankwell, gear tray, and cupholder that you'd expect to find on pricier kayaks. 


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