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Contact the park
 

704-853-5375

crowders.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Sparrow Springs access
and visitor center

522 Park Office Lane
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

GPS: 35.2133, -81.2935
 

Linwood Road access

4611 Linwood Road
Gastonia, NC 28086

GPS: 35.2409, -81.2693

 

Boulders access

108 Van Dyke Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

GPS: 35.1711, -81.3627
 

Hours
 

  • The gates at Linwood Road and Boulders accesses close at the listed times below. Day-use visitors may use the Sparrow Springs access also during the listed times below.
     
  • December to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

  • The gates at Sparrow Springs close for campers at the listed times below.
     
  • December to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • There is a 1-mile hike to the campground from the parking lot. Please plan accordingly.
     
  • There is no gate entry before or after hours, including for campers, except in the case of a medical or law enforcement emergency.

 

  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Scheduled events

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.

 

Take a break from your sunbaked hike! Join us inside the cool, air-conditioned Sparrow Springs Visitor Center to learn about the amazing mammals that call Crowders Mountain State Park home. Where do they live?  What do they eat? When is the best time to see them? This program is for all ages. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/10/2021 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Sparrow Springs Visitor Center

Take a break from your sunbaked hike! Join us inside the cool air-conditioned Sparrow Springs Visitor Center to learn about the amazing mammals that call Crowders Mountain State Park home. Where do they live?  What do they eat? When is the best time to see them? This program is for all ages. 

Date of Event:
Sun, 07/11/2021 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Sparrow Springs Visitor Center

Looking for outdoor fun?  Join us on an adventurous hike around the park Lake.  Discover what animals call this place home and learn a little park history.  This hike is suitable for kids and adults.  The trail is less than a mile long and wheelchair accessible.   

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/24/2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Start Location:
Lake Fishing Pier

Looking for outdoor fun?  Join us on an adventurous hike around the park Lake.  Discover what animals call this place home and learn a little park history.  This hike is suitable for kids and adults.  The trail is less than a mile long and wheelchair accessible.   

Date of Event:
Thu, 07/29/2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Start Location:
Lake Fishing Pier