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Lake Tillery at Morrow Mountain State Park
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Bridle Trails CLOSED   

The Bridle Trails are temporarily CLOSED due to rainfall on 5/1/16.  This closure follows two months of major trail construction on the bridle trails.  The new trail construction and repairs to the trails were completed on April 29th.  Some new trail areas are not thoroughly compacted as it takes 6-8 weeks following construction for them to naturally and thoroughly compact.  Riding the trails immediately after rainfall in this 6-8 week period will cause extensive damage to the new trails.  At any time, if it has rained more than 1/2 inch in 24 hours, give the trail at least 24 hours to dry out before making plans to come ride.  The new trail sections were designed to improve water drainage over the trails and reduce erosion.  Once naturally compacted this design will considerably reduce the duration of future post-rainfall closures.  If all goes well and this week's forecasted rainfall is minimal, the park plans to have trails open as soon as it is reasonable to do so.  Please check the website for updates or call before making plans to come out and ride.  Please be patient with park staff following weather closures as it takes several hours to inspect 16 miles of equestrian trail on foot.

 Posted on: Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Morrow Mountain State Park

Choose an adventure at Morrow Mountain State Park, whether it’s hiking, camping, paddling, fishing, horseback riding, swimming or just taking in scenery on one of the highest points in the piedmont. More than 15 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of bridle trails thread the park, reaching from the summit of Morrow Mountain to Lake Tillery, where a boathouse offers canoes and rowboats for rent and bait for fishing. Visitors can launch their own craft from a boat ramp. A family campground with 106 sites for tents, trailers and RVs is close by a swimming pool with bathhouse. Group camping, remote backpack camping and rustic vacation cabins give more choices for extended stays.

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Contact:

Morrow Mountain State Park

49104 Morrow Mountain Road
AlbemarleNC 28001
Phone704-982-4402
morrow.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.373724
Longitude: -80.073470

Park Hours:

December, January & February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm

Museum
10am - 5pm daily

Park Office
8am - 5pm Daily
Office hours may deviate on state holidays and weekends.