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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
Events and Programs

Crowders Mountain State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Come by the Visitor Center and check out a Get Outside Bag for a self guided tour through the park!

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/24/2017 - 8:15am to Sat, 09/30/2017 - 9:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center, Sparrow Springs Access

Volunteer at Crowders Mountain State Park and participate in the largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the nation.  We will meet at the Boulders Access Area at 9:00 am for refreshments, fellowship, and a brief safety meeting.  Following the meeting, we will divide into crews and work on trail maintenance projects and other outdoor projects until 12:00 pm. Water, snacks, work gloves, safety glasses, insect repellant, and tools will be provided by the park.  Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any medications that you may need.  

Boulders Access Area, 108 VanDyke Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Boulders Access Area, 108 VanDyke Road, Kings Mountain NC 28086

This year, as a special addition to our annual wildlife festival, we will be celebrating veterans and highlighting our historical military role.  One hundred years ago, a World War 1 firing range, known as Camp Chronicle was located on what is now part of Crowders Mountain State Park.  Come join us to learn more about this history and as always, there will be great music, food, games, and activities for everyone! 

Saturday, November 11, 2017


10am – 2pm

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Sparrow Springs Access Visitors Center

Crowders Mountain State Park

522 Park Office Lane
Kings MountainNC 28086
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