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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 suspended until further notice.   

Canoe rentals have been suspended until further notice.

 Posted on: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:17pm
No Restrooms at Linwood Access   

Due to problems water pressure problems from our public water supply at Linwood Access, the restrooms at Linwood Access will be closed for the foreseeable future. The toilets do not flush properly or at all with insufficient water pressure.

There is a bank of 4 portable toilets on location.

There is enough pressure to provide water at the trailhead hydrant but even the water fountains have begun having problems.

The problem is being looked at by the agency that supplies water to the site, but park staff have not heard when the issue might be resolved.

Rest assured park staff are trying to  get the issue resolved as soon as possible. 

 

 Posted on: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:23pm

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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Take the Shuttle

Guaranteed day out at Crowders Mountain State Park

 

A new shuttle is planned to reduce traffic congestion and overflowing parking lots at Crowders Mountain State Park. The shuttle bus system is a partnership between the park, city, NC State Park system, and the Federal Transit Administration. The hope is to allow more people to enjoy the park without the hassle of hunting for, and possibly not finding, a parking space.

 

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