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Morrow Mountain State Park Bridle Trails are CLOSED.
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Roadways are cleared, exercise caution when using the park. Roadways are wet and may include slick patches. Snow may cover park trails.
Updated: 2015-03-03 11:33:33
Prescribed burning has been planned for various sections of Morrow Mountain State Park between December 15, 2014 and April 30, 2015. Park visitation may be impacted by these planned habitat improvement projects. Due to the presence of fire, smoke, or emergency equipment; park roads, picnic areas, trails, or other recreational areas may be temporarily closed to public use. No interruption of reservations for the Community Building, Family Campground, or Cabins is anticipated.
Controlled burning activities are dependent upon specific weather parameters, thus an exact date usually cannot be confirmed until the morning of the burn. Check back here for updates during this period.
Updated: 2014-11-27 10:51:06
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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
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.