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PARK ACCESS AREAS TO CLOSE ONCE PARKING IS FULL   

For visitor and staff safety and to prevent traffic congestion once any parking access completely fills, the access area will be closed for up to 90 minutes. Only park vehicles and emergency/law enforcement vehicles will be allowed to enter the access if it is closed.
 
Visitors planning to arrive between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. are advised to consider making alternative plans in case they arrive at a closed access area. Please refer to the North Carolina State Parks web site or alternative information sites for available options. 
 
Staff addressing multiple responsibilities, including parking management and visitor safety, may not be able to immediately respond to inquiries. 
 
Parking anywhere outside the gates is not permitted. Vehicles that do so will be towed and the owner cited.

 Posted on: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 8:42am
Canoe rentals ONLY available...   

...Monday-Friday. Canoe rentals will NOT be available on weekends or holidays due to safety issues with traffic congestion and unavailablity of parking at the park lake.

 Posted on: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:36pm
Still no potable/drinkable water at Sparrow Springs Access   

Due to water line cuts during a powerline replacement project by Rutherford Electric, there is still no potable water at the Sparrow Springs Access.

We are waiting for water testing results to come back before we can open the water system back up. 

This does not effect the water supply in camping areas.

Make sure to come with plenty of water if planning a long hike. Bottled water and other drinks are sold at the Visitors Center but it would also be wise to bring your own.

 Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:59am

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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Contact:

Crowders Mountain State Park

522 Park Office Lane
Kings MountainNC 28086
Phone704-853-5375
crowders.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.213316
Longitude: -81.293555

Park Hours:

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

Day use areas (Linwood Road Access and Boulders Access) and all trails close at the closing time posted at all entrance gates.

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily