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Activities

Hiking

The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Paddling and Fishing

Watch a long, lazy afternoon slip away while enjoying the park’s beautifully wooded lake. Located near the park office and picnic areas, the seven-acre manmade lake has parking nearby.

Fish from choice fishing spots on the banks or try your luck on our fishing pier. Visitors and fishermen may launch personal canoes and kayak. Only human and electric powered watercraft allowed. Largemouth bass and sunfish are just waiting to be caught. Anglers age 16 or older must possess a valid North Carolina fishing license. Swimming is not permitted. Please be safe and wear a life vest while on the water!

Orienteering

Download instructions and map for orienteering at Crowders Mountain:

Carolina Orienteering Klubb (COK) Course Map and Instructions (PDF)
Beginner Course Map and Instructions (PDF)

Rock Climbing

IMPORTANT: read the FAQS and Rules about climbing in the park.

Experienced climbers will enjoy the challenges of Crowders Mountain. Climbing is permitted in designated areas only. Pitons, bolts or similar devices that may damage cliff faces are not permitted. Further information may be obtained at the park office.

Bouldering

This form of rock climbing, done without anchors and ropes, is available at the Boulders a one mile hike from the Boulders Access Area. All climbing regulations, including the requirements of a permit, are in effect and some sections of Boulders may be closed to bouldering at certain times of the year. Check with park staff for more information.

Picnicking

The shade of large trees provides a spot for outdoor dining in a beautiful wooded area. Scattered throughout the picnic area are 10 tables with a grill at each table. There are five picnic tables at the Linwood Access Area and four at the Boulders Access Area. Drinking water and restrooms are located nearby.

Two large shelters with tables and grills are available for group picnics. Reservations are suggested to be certain they are available. Use of the shelters is free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis unless reservations are requested.

Area Attractions

Learn more about area attractions at Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Kings Mountain State Park (SC).

 


522 Park Office Lane
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.213316, -81.293555
 

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

Campground

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.