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Contact

704-853-5375
crowders.mountain@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Sparrow Springs access
and visitor center

522 Park Office Lane
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

GPS: 35.213316, -81.293555
 

Linwood Road access

4611 Linwood Road
Gastonia, NC 28086

GPS: 35.240917, -81.269312

 

Boulders access

108 Van Dyke Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

GPS: 35.171180, -81.362762

 

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.

 

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

Group Camping will be closed through December 5, 2019 to repair a waterline. December 2-13, weekdays only, the Lake Parking lot will be closed for installation of new restrooms.  

 Last updated on: Monday, December 2, 2019

Lake Trail Closure   

Construction will begin in December on a new lake trail.  The lake area will be closed to all public access during construction.  No park visitors will be allowed on the fishing pier or allowed to hike or fish around the lake during this time. 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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.

 

Come volunteer at Crowders's Mountain State Park, meet new people, and help maintain our magnificient trail system.  We will meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center at 8:00am for refreshments, fellowship, and a brief meeting.  Following the meeting, the crew leaders will divide the volunteers into crews and work on trail maintenance projects until 11:30am.  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. For additional information, please call the park office at (704)853-5375.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 8:00am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Sparrow Springs Visitor Center

Start off the New Year on the right foot! Join us for a Ranger-lead hike from the Boulders Access Area of Crowders Mountain State Park to the CCC Bathhouse Trailhead of Kings Mountain State Park. This will be a moderate 5.6 mile hike. The recommended age is 10. Be sure to bring water,snacks, and wear appropriate footwear. Shuttle service will be provided.

Date of Event:
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Boulders Access Area

The Friends of Crowders Mountain State Park is hosting a First Day Hike for families! This guided hike will start at the Boulders Access Area and go up to the Boulders Overlook Area. It is 1.25 miles one way for a round trip of 2.5 miles. The hike starts at 1:00 p.m. and will finish around 2:30 p.m. Join us start the New Year on the right foot! Please be sure to wear appropirate footwear, clothing, and bring plenty of water. 

Date of Event:
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Boulders Access Area