Morrow Mountain State Park  »  Ecology

ENTRANCE WALL VOLUNTEER WORK DAY ON TUESDAY, JULY 22 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: TENTATIVE NEW DATE IS AUGUST 12 AT 8:30 AM.______________ Bridle trails are currently CLOSED/ Aug. 1,2014 ... details ±
The pool will be closed August 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29. On August 20, 21 & 22 the pool will be open but will close for lunch from Noon-1:00 pm. The final days the pool will be open are August 30, 31 & September 1.

BOATHOUSE IS OPEN - seven days a week from 9:30 am until 5:45 pm. Canoe on Lake Tillery, buy bait or ice, or get a snack and a soft drink from the concession stand.



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Morrow Mountain State Park is located in the ancient Uwharrie Mountains. Now worn down to rounded ridges that average less than 1,000 feet in elevation, these pinnacles are the remains of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the eastern United States.

This beautiful landscape is the result of powerful geological forces that began millions of years ago. Over time, wind and water eroded the lofty peaks to their more subdued profile of today. Of the four major peaks in the park - Morrow, Sugarloaf, Hattaway and Fall - Morrow Mountain is the highest at an elevation of 936 feet.

Waters and woodlands are home to a variety of plant and animal life. Frogs and salamanders live in and near streams and marshes, and warm rains bring the mating calls of spring peepers and chorus frogs. Birds enjoy the wooded environment in all seasons. In the upland forests, observant hikers may spot a scarlet kingsnake, one of North Carolina's most colorful snakes, or catch a glimpse of a white-tailed deer.