Crowders Mountain State Park
The park is very popular on weekends and holidays when the weather is nice. Sparrow Springs Road Access and Linwood Road Access can both experience wait times of up to 45 minutes for a parking space.
Please understand that if park staff are directing traffic, or if you are turned away from an access area, it means ALL available parking spaces at ALL parking areas are currently full. Park staff can not allow traffic to back into the local roads for safety reasons. This is especially important to understand at the Sparrow Springs Road Access.
Visitors planning on coming to the park on nice weather weekends are encouraged to have a "Plan B" in the event they are turned away due to capacity crowds.
Visitors are also reminded that parking is only allowed in designated, marked spaces within the park. Parking on road shoulders, grass medians, or anywhere not marked as a parking space is not allowed and can result in both a citation and/or towing of the vehicle at the owners expense.
Updated: 2015-01-29 12:55:25
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.