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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:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • 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
     

 

 

 

 

 

PARK CLOSED   

As of March 23, 2020, Crowders Mountain State Park will be closed until further notice due to health and safety concerns for visitors and staff.

 Last updated on: Sunday, March 22, 2020

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.

 

This event has been canceled.

Join us for the annual Three Parks, Two States, One Trail Hike. We will start in Crowders Mountain State Park and hike the Pinnacle Trail to the Ridgeline Trail. Lunch will be provided at our Boulders Access Area by Friends of Crowders Mountain Inc. After lunch, the hike will continue on into Kings Mountain State Park and will end in Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina. A shuttle will be provided by the Friends of Kings Mountain State Park. The hike is approximately 14 miles of moderate to strenuous hiking. No pets are permitted on this hike. To register for the hike please contact the Crowders Mountain State Park visitor center at 704-853-5375. 30 spaces are available.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/11/2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Shelter # 2 Parking Lot, Sparrow Springs Access Area

We are seeking volunteers to help us maintain our hiking trails at Crowders Mountain State Park. Meet new people and work with experienced volunteers and park staff dedicated to maintaining the beautiful hiking trails at Crowders Mountain State Park. No experience is required. This is a great learning opportunity. We will train you on the job. The trail work includes task such as: erosion control, rehabbing old trails, building new trails, and rerouting sections of eroded trail. All work tools, safety glasses, and hearing protection will be provided. Water and refreshments will also be provided. We ask that you bring work gloves, appropriate footwear for the outdoors, sunscreen, insect repellant, comfortable work clothes, and any medications that you may need.

We meet at 8:30am on the following Saturday at Sparrow Springs Visitor Center or Boulder Access depending on the location of the trail maintenance. Refreshments, fellowship, a short safety meeting and an introduction of the crew leaders will be given, then we will work on the trails until 12:00 pm. If you are interested in volunteering for our trail work days or need additional information, please call the park office at (704) 853-5375.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/16/2020 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain , North Carolina 28086

Join us for an afternoon of fun.  Listen to live music and celebrate local artwork at the Crowders Mountain State Park Visitor Center. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/16/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain , North Carolina 28086

National Trails Day has become a tradition at Crowders Mountain State Park. Please join us for this special volunteer workday. We will meet at the Boulders Access Area at 8:30 am for refreshments, fellowship and introduction of the trail crew leaders. Following the meeting the trail crew leaders will divide the volunteers into crews and work on trail maintencance 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. Lunch will be provided for volunteers after the workday by the Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/06/2020 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Boulders Access Area, 108 VanDyke Road, Kings Mountain NC 28086

Volunteer at Crowders Mountain State Park and participate in the largest single day volunteer effort for public lands in the nation. Please join us for this special volunteer workday. We will meet at the Boulders Access Area at 8:30 am for refreshments, fellowship and introduction of the trail crew leaders. Following the meeting the trail crew leaders will divide the volunteers into crews and work on trail maintenance projects until 12:00 pm. Water, snacks, work gloves, safety glasses, insect repellent and tools will be provided by the park. Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any medications that you may need. 

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/26/2020 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Boulders Access Area, 108 VanDyke Road, Kings Mountain NC 28086