Crowders Mountain State Park
DOT Road Work to Interrupt Access to Park Entrance from North
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Access to Crowders Mountain State Park from the north on Sparrow Springs Road has been interrupted by a DOT repair project.
Visitors approaching Crowders Mountain State Park from I-85 must follow a 6.5 mile detour to the park marked by NCDOT detour signs. That route is described at this Web address: Mapquest
. The detour begins at the intersection of Freedom Mill Road and Sparrow SPrings Road. Google Maps still provides incorrect when using the state park's mailing address.
All visitors should approach the main park entrance with caution since the roadway will be reduced. Visitors are also encouraged to consider as an alternative the Boulders Access Area at 108 VanDyke Road, Kings Mountain, NC, which offers sufficient parking even on busy weekends. For more information, call the park office at 704-853-5375.
Updated: 2013-05-10 15:02:26
Campgrounds closed during the week due to renovations.
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Group Camping in closed completely for the duration of the project. Family camping is available after 3:00 P.M. on Fridays, but is available only for Friday and Saturday nights. The contractor has the option of closing this campground for the weekend, so please call ahead to insure that camping will be available.
Updated: 2013-03-18 10:08:16
522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
GPS: 35.213316, -81.293555
Raptors soar gracefully in the wind; vegetation reaches to the sky; sheer vertical cliffs drop 150 feet. Enjoy the spectacle from a front-row seat. High atop Crowders Mountain, the second highest point in Gaston County, views stretch for more than 25 miles.
For a closer view of nature's marvels, walk the park's many miles of trails. The gently rolling landscape of the North Carolina Piedmont offers a variety of terrain. Dip into the valleys; cross the foothills; climb to the peaks. Quiet woods, trickling streams and melodious birds await. These spectacular surroundings, like the unique habitats in many other state parks, would not exist were it not for the efforts of concerned citizens dedicated to protecting our environment.