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Crowders Mountain State Park

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Prescribed Burn 3/22/19 weather...   

Crowders Mountain State Park is planning a prescribed burn of approximately 250 acres on Friday, March 22, 2019 weather permitting. The Sparrow Springs Acess ( Sparrow Springs Road to Pinnacle Road, VIsitor Center, lake, picnic shelters, Pinnacle Trail, Lake Trail, Turnback Trail, Ridgeline Trail to Pinnacle Road, Fern Tail, campground trail, campground and Crowders Trail to Sparrow Springs Road.) will be closed until deemed safe by park staff. The rest of the park will be open for normal operating hours, as will Kings Mountain State Park ( 803-222-3209) and Kings Mountain National Military Park ( 864-936-7921). Please check the website or facebook for updates on closures. 

 Last updated on: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Crowders Mountain State Park

Companion peaks at Crowders Mountain State Park—The Pinnacle and Crowders Mountain—offer challenging hikes, towering cliffs and 25-mile views of the surrounding piedmont. Eleven trails range from pastoral to strenuous, including the Ridgeline Trail, which links to Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina. A nine-acre lake offers choice spots for fishing or an opportunity to try canoeing with rentals available. Backcountry camping is featured with individual sites approximately a mile from parking areas. The rugged terrain of Crowders Mountain lends itself to rock climbing and bouldering with permit in designated areas. A visitor center with museum-quality exhibits complements regular interpretive programs.

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Nearby State Forest

  Mountain Island Educational State Forest



Crowders Mountain State Park

522 Park Office Lane
Kings MountainNC 28086
Latitude: 35.213316
Longitude: -81.293555

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Day Use Areas

Linwood Road Access, Boulders Access, Sparrow Springs Access (Picnic Areas and Shorts Lake), and all trails close at the closing time posted at all entrance gates.

November: 7am - 7pm
December-February: 7am - 6pm
March-April, October: 7am - 8pm
May-September: 7am - 9pm

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily


Campers may access the Campground Trail Parking located at the Sparrow Springs Access Area:

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

Please plan accordingly, there is a one-mile hike to the campground.