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.
Canoe rentals have been suspended until further notice.Posted on: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:17pm
When you've finished exploring for the day, settle in for a long night's sleep. Located approximately one mile from the park office are secluded areas for camping—areas so private there's often not another person in sight. Both campgrounds are reached by trail and all supplies must be packed to the campsites. Campers must register at the visitor center.
Backcountry Family Camping
A one-mile trail leads to the forested camping area where each campsite has a grill, picnic table and two tent pads. Drinking water and vault toilets are provided. Foregoing a few of the comforts of home is worth it when every stream, tree and flower seems made just for you.
Backcountry Group Camping
Larger groups will enjoy fellowship in the group camping area. Sites 2-5 can accommodate 10-15 people while sites 6-9 can accommodate up to 25 people. Each site includes a fire ring with grill and three picnic tables. Drinking water and vault toilets are provided. Advance reservations are recommended.
Firewood is available for $5.00 per locker. No outside wood is allowed.
IMPORTANT: Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to preview photos of campsites; check availability and fees; and find out whether a specific site is handicap accessible; has access to water, showers, or restrooms; has electric hookup; and other important information. At least one member of the party must be 18 or older.
Crowders Mountain State Park
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.
8am - 5pm daily