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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



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

Crowders Mountain State Park

Companion peaks at Crowders Mountain State Park—The Pinnacle and Crowders Mountain—offer challenging hikes, towering cliffs and 25-mile views of the surrounding piedmont. Eleven trails range from pastoral to strenuous, including the Ridgeline Trail, which links to Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina. A nine-acre lake offers choice spots for fishing or an opportunity to try canoeing with rentals available. Backcountry camping is featured with individual sites approximately a mile from parking areas. The rugged terrain of Crowders Mountain lends itself to rock climbing and bouldering with permit in designated areas. A visitor center with museum-quality exhibits complements regular interpretive programs.

⇒  Reservations

 Find and book a campsite or facility online

 Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762


Crowders Mountain State Park has begun construction on Connect NC bond improvements at the park. Sparrow Springs and Linwood accesses will undergo periodic closures during construction for the length of the project, which will last until at least late October. Prior to your visit, please check this page for any alerts or call the park office for the latest information. For your safety and the safety of our staff, please do not enter any areas that are marked closed.

⇒  Notice: Crowded weekends and holidays

If you are planning to visit Crowders Mountain on a weekend or holiday, please read:

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28086 Kings Mountain, NC




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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00am
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 1:00pm