Construction will be done to replace the dock at the lake. Any questions call the park office at 704-853-5375.Last updated on: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Personal non-motorized boats may be launched in the lake. Call the park office for additional information: 704-853-5375.Last updated on: Monday, September 24, 2018
The beauty and diversity of Crowders Mountain State Park are best appreciated on its miles of hiking trails. Hiking trails lined with wildflowers and mountain laurel lead along the ridges and to the summits of Crowders Mountain and Kings Pinnacle. Other trails are easy promenades through pastoral surroundings. Circle the lake on a gravel path or view aquatic plants and animals along a narrow creek. Bring a pair of binoculars and do some bird watching or tote a camera and capture the beauty of wildflowers in bloom.
The trail circles the park lake.
Crowders Mountain State Park’s TRACK Trail adventures were designed for use on the Turnback Trail, Fern Trail, and Lake Trail. These three trail combined make a 2.1 mile round-trip hike.
King's Pinnacle is the highest point in Gaston County at 1,705 feet.
The Ridgeline trail continues for 2.5 miles into South Carolina through Kings Mountain State Park, and terminates at the 16 mile Kings Mountain National Recreation Trail that goes through Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park.
There is no parking at either end of the trail and the trail must be accessed by either beginning on the Crowders Trail (visitor center) or the Tower or Backside Trails (at the Crowders summit). This trail crosses several rock ledges and requires good footwear and careful attention to staying on the trail.
The trail is an old roadbed that begins with a gentle climb that becomes quite steep towards the end. Please note that business vehicles use this trail to access the radio towers near the summit.
Crowders Mountain State Park
Day Use Areas
Linwood Road Access, Boulders Access, Sparrow Springs Access (Picnic Areas and Shorts Lake), and all trails close at the closing time posted at all entrance gates.
November: 7am - 7pm
December-February: 7am - 6pm
March-April, October: 7am - 8pm
May-September: 7am - 9pm
8am - 5pm daily
Campers may access the Campground Trail Parking located at the Sparrow Springs Access Area:
November: 7am - 8pm
December-February: 7am - 7pm
March-April, October: 7am - 9pm
May-September: 7am - 10pm
Please plan accordingly, there is a one-mile hike to the campground.