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Morrow Mountain State Park Bridle Trails are OPEN.
THE SWIMMING POOL IS OPEN. THE BOATHOUSE IS OPEN.
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SWIMMING POOL: Olympic sized swimming pool with depths up to 5'. Enjoy ice cream or a cool drink from our concession stand! Open daily, 10 am to 5:30 pm until Labor Day.
BOAT RENTALS: Rent a canoe or rowboat, pick up a refreshing bottle of spring water, enjoy an ice cream sandwich, or grab a quick snack, bag of ice, firewood, or fishing worms. The BOATHOUSE is nestled on the banks of Lake Tillery, near the Morrow Mountain Boat Ramp. Open daily, 10 am to 5:30 pm. After Labor Day, the BOATHOUSE goes back to Saturdays and Sundays only, until the end of October.
Updated: 2015-07-25 08:36:25
Seasonal Park Attendant positions available.
Will be responsible for maintenance, janitorial work, and grounds keeping: cleaning public restrooms and facilities; picking up litter and garbage; operating commercial lawn mowers, weed trimmers, power equipment, and hand tools; answering questions and assisting park visitors; issuing camping permits; maintaining roads, trails, and boundaries; and assisting rangers with various park projects.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Must have good communication, customer service and people skills; proficiency to perform general maintenance and janitorial tasks; and the ability to operate various tools and equipment, including two-way radios and state vehicles. Ability to work in a variety of outdoor environmental conditions (i.e.; exposure to heat, cold, rain, insects, snakes, poison ivy, etc.)
Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid NC Driver’s License
Minimum education required
$7.25 per hour – 40 Hours per week (up to 11 months) – Evening, Weekend, and Holiday work required
If interested, complete a state application (PD-107) and turn in at the park office.
Updated: 2015-07-07 18:17:50
The discovery of artifacts in the area attests to the presence of Native Americans 10,000 years before
European settlement. European colonization began along the banks of the Pee Dee River in the 1700s. In
1780, John Kirk, a Scotch-Irish settler, established a public ferry, linking the area to a major roadway.
Local legends recount the passage of noted people, including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and
Development of the park began in the 1930s through the efforts of a local committee interested in
establishing a state park in the area. By 1937, more than 3,000 acres of land had been acquired, much of it
donated by the citizens of Stanly County. The park was opened to the public in the summer of 1939.
Early development of park property was a cooperative effort between state and federal governments. Work
crews of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Work Projects Administration constructed many of the
facilities from 1937 to 1942. Additional facilities were added with state funds in the 1950s and 1960s.
Today, the park covers 4,742 acres.
The 1800s are still alive at Morrow Mountain. History buffs will enjoy a visit to the homestead of Dr.
Francis Kron, which is located at the foot of Fall Mountain. Dr. Kron, who was born in Prussia and
emigrated to America in 1823, is recognized as the first medical doctor to settle and practice medicine in
the southern piedmont of North Carolina. Dr. Kron traveled long distances to care for those in the area,
practicing medicine until after the age of 80. A noted horticulturist, he was also actively involved in
education. His home, doctor's office and infirmary, and greenhouse were reconstructed in the 1960s and
appear today much as they did in 1870.