Morrow Mountain State Park

Albemarle, NC

Where are we going?

Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Rd
NC 28001

704 982-4402

What is there to do?

Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Yes, we're talking about Morrow Mountain State Park!

If you love nature and adventure, keep reading because this popular North Carolina park might just have something for you!

There's really only one word to describe Morrow Mountain State Park: variety. Do you love hiking? Great! Grab those hiking boots and get ready to take on more than 15 miles of hiking trails. It's a great way to really just take your time, enjoy the park at your own pace, keep active and really immerse yourself in the surrounding park and wildlife.

For those horse lovers, Morrow Mountain State Park has 16 miles of bridle trails. The hiking and bridle trails all thread the park until you reach the summit at Lake Tillery, which is a stunning park of the park.

It's here there's a boathouse where you can pick up canoes and rowboats for rent, as well as bait for fishing. If you have your own boat, you can launch your own craft from there too at the boat ramp. 

If you want to extend your day out in the park, then just head to the family campground with 106 sites for trailers, tents and even RVs. Kids will love to know that the swimming pool with a bathhouse is right nearby!

Use the family car or RV, horseback or canoe, put on a pair of hiking boots or dip bare feet in the river, or bait your favorite fishing pole a visit to Morrow Mountain lets you choose your kind of adventure.

How much does it cost?

Adults: Park is FREE to enter! Boat rental $5 per hour

Children: Park is FREE to enter!


When can we go?

Park open 7am. Closed between 6pm and 9pm pending season. Museum 10:30am - 5pm. Swimming 10am - 5:30pm.

Park open daily except Christmas Day. Museum open daily. Swimming daily Memorial Day - Labor Day, then weekends before June & after mid-August


Any top tips?

CANOES AND KAYAKS are available to rent at the boathouse located at the end of the parking area. You must be 16 years of age and possess a valid ID to rent and operate a rental boat. Boat rental fee is $5.00/hr. Kayaks are single seaters/sit-on-top, smaller canoes seat 2 - 3 people, and larger canoes can seat up to 4 people. The number of people allowed in canoes can vary depending on total body weight and manufacturers suggested weight limit. Available daily from June through Labor Day and weekends in April, May, September and October, small vessels are the perfect mode of transportation on the tranquil waters of the Pee Dee River and Lake Tillery. Pets are not allowed in rental boats.

I’m Hungry!

Have lunch on the summit of Morrow Mountain where one of the park's two picnic areas is located. A four-table shelter with a wonderful panoramic view of Lake Tillery and the Uwharrie Mountains is available, and restrooms are nearby. Swimmers and larger groups may choose to use the picnic area near the pool.

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Don't forget to take plenty of bottled water! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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