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.
Park is FREE to enter!
Park is FREE to enter!
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.
Educational materials about Morrow Mountain State Park have been developed for grades 5-7 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Morrow Mountain program introduces students to the basic geologic processes of the Uwharrie Mountains. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.
Don't forget to take plenty of bottled water!
Boat House Schedule: Boat rentals are available from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. during scheduled open times, weather and water conditions permitting. A boat ramp at the end of the park road will put you on the water. A small area is available for trailer parking.