Join a statewide and national effort to celebrate parks and healthy living on January 1st! Park staff will be leading an approximately 5-6 mile hike on a moderate section of the Ridgeline Trail. We will begin at the Boulders Access Area at Crowders Mountain State Park, NC and end in the Kings Mountain State Park, SC camping area (as in years’ past). Please bring water, snacks, suitable clothing, and appropriate footwear. The hike will be cancelled 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.
Events and Programs
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.
Canoe rentals have been suspended until further notice.Posted on: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:17pm
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.
Crowders Mountain State Park
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.
8am - 5pm daily