Crowders Mountain State Park
Spring is here and with nice weather people are flocking to enjoy the park. Unfortunately this means that all available parking spaces are being filled early and staying filled. Visitors can expect waits of 30+ minutes in order to get a parking space. Remember that parking anywhere other than a legal parking space can result in a citation.
Also be aware that for safety reasons we can not allow the waiting line to back into the road because it can cause accidents. If you arrive at the park and a ranger is waving you on past, please remain friendly and plan to visit another day.
Updated: 2014-04-18 08:12:29
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.