At the lower end of the Uwharrie/ Pee Dee Lakes region is the Grassy Island Crossing. Travelers driving the byway will notice a group of earthen masses just north of Blewett Falls Lake. These are the Grassy Islands.
This remote part of North Carolina offers access to the marshlands of the Pee Dee National Wildlife Service. Visitors will have the opportunity to view waterfowl in their habitat through an observation blind. Further along the byway, travelers will encounter recreational opportunities along the Pee Dee River and especially at Blewett Falls Lake where boat ramps and fishing access points are available.