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Construction Closure   

Construction on the Linwood Access Area parking lot expansion has begun.During the construction the gravel lot will be closed. Expect parking delays until construction is completed.

 Last updated on: Thursday, June 6, 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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⇒  ALERT: UPCOMING CLOSURES

Crowders Mountain State Park has begun construction on Connect NC bond improvements at the park. Sparrow Springs and Linwood accesses will undergo periodic closures during construction for the length of the project, which will last until at least late October. Prior to your visit, please check this page for any alerts or call the park office for the latest information. For your safety and the safety of our staff, please do not enter any areas that are marked closed.


⇒  Notice: Crowded weekends and holidays

If you are planning to visit Crowders Mountain on a weekend or holiday, please read:


 

KINGS MOUNTAIN WEATHER

 

 

 


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Contact

704-853-5375
crowders.mountain@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Park office and
Sparrow Springs access

522 Park Office Lane
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

GPS: 35.213316, -81.293555
 

Linwood access

4611 Linwood Road
Gastonia, NC 28086

GPS: 35.240917, -81.269312

 

Boulders access

108 Van Dyke Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

GPS: 35.171180, -81.362762

 

Hours

The gates at Linwood Road, Boulders and Sparrow Springs access (including all trails, picnic areas and the lake) close at the listed times below.

  • December to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • 8:00am to 5:00pm daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Campers may access the Campground Trail parking at Sparrow Springs during these hours:

  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

​There is a 1-mile hike to the campground from the parking lot. Please plan accordingly.