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Canoe rentals are permanently suspended   

Personal non-motorized boats may be launched in the lake. Call the park office for additional information: 704-853-5375. 

 Last updated on: Monday, September 24, 2018

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.


Join a statewide and national effort to celebrate parks and healthy living on January 1st! Park staff will be leading an approximately 8 mile hike on a moderate section of the Ridgeline Trail. We will begin at the Kings Mountain State Park,  SC in the camping area (as in years’ past). and end in the Crowders Mountain State Park, Boulders Access Area State Park,   Please bring water, snacks, suitable clothing, and appropriate footwear. 

The hike will be canceled in the event of heavy rain, below normal temperatures, or winter weather.  If the weather is questionable, please call the Crowders Mountain State Park Office at 704.853.5375 to confirm. Pets are not allowed on this hike.  All children 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Shuttle Service provided by YMCA Camp Cherokee. The shuttle will run from the Boulders Access back to Kings Mountain State Park.

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Kings Mountain State Park

For those who would like an option for a shorter hike meet at the Boulders Access Area for a hike to the Boulders Overlook. This hike will be lead by the Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. This hike is 2 miles roundtrip and will take approximately 2 hours. 

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Boulders Access Area, 108 VanDyke Road, Kings Mountain NC 28086

Crowders Mountain State Park

522 Park Office Lane
Kings MountainNC 28086
Latitude: 35.213316
Longitude: -81.293555

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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