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Current status of park facilities   

All accesses and trails at Crowders Mountain State Park are open. Park hours are 8:00am to 9:00pm.

Rock climbing and boulder for individuals and groups are available; registration is required. All campsites, include group campsites, are open; reservations are required and there are no walk-ups.

The visitor center is open. The auditorium and classroom remain closed. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.

The Lake Trail will periodically open on weekends during the second phase of trail construction. Please call the park at 704-853-5375 before you plan your weekend trip to the Shorts Lake area.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of September 11, we are following the new guidelines under phase 2.5.

 Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020

Crowders Trail

The trail includes one state road crossing, and provides access to the Crowders summit via the Backside Trail.

Trail Location: 
The trail includes one state road crossing, and provides access to the Crowders summit via the Backside Trail.
Trail Length: 
2.80 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Difficulty: 
moderate hike
Trail Use: 
Hiking
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
white diamond

Map of North Carolina – Crowders Mountain State Park


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:
    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
     
  • 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