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Lake Tillery at Morrow Mountain State Park

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 7:30am
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 9:30am
Horse Trail Closures   

All bridle trails have been deemed unsafe and thus CLOSED until further notice due to severe damage to the trail surface caused from heavy rainfall during Hurricane Florence. These damaged trail sections are currently being redesigned and rerouted to make them safe again for visitors.  Professional trail builders are currently working on temporary repairs with plans to get several of the trail sections open before the fall season.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Boathouse and Pool Closures and Fees   

Starting August 19th, the pool will move it's operations to weekends only.  The pool is short several lifeguard positions so expect to have 15 minute closures every hour and a 1-hour closure from 12pm - 1pm for staff to take a lunch break.

Starting September 3rd and until November, the boathouse will only be open on the weekends.

Boat rentals are $7/hour per boat.  This includes canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards.  Swimming pool rates are $6 for adults, $4 for children (3-12 years old) and children under 3 are free.  Both of these facilities are open 10:00 am - 5:30 pm.

 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Activities

Hiking and Horseback Riding

The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Boating

Boat House Schedule: Boat rentals are available from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. during scheduled open times, weather and water conditions permitting.

A boat ramp at the end of the park road will put you on the water. A small area is available for trailer parking.

For those without boats, a paved parking lot to the left of the launch by the boathouse provides a base from which to enjoy the surrounding facilities.

CANOES AND KAYAKS are available to rent at the boathouse located at the end of the parking area. You must be 16 years of age and possess a valid ID to rent and operate a rental boat.  Boat rental fee is $5.00/hr. Kayaks are single seaters/sit-on-top, smaller canoes seat 2 - 3 people, and larger canoes can seat up to 4 people.  The number of people allowed in canoes can vary depending on total body weight and manufacturers suggested weight limit. 

Available daily from June through Labor Day and weekends in April, May, September and October, small vessels are the perfect mode of transportation on the tranquil waters of the Pee Dee River and Lake Tillery. Pets are not allowed in rental boats.

Fishing

Cast your line on Lake Tillery from our accessible pier or fish from the river banks. Game fish include largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, crappie, perch, bluegill and catfish. A North Carolina fishing license is required.

Swimming

A dip in the swimming pool is the perfect way to cool off after a long hike. Open June through Labor Day, all swimming facilities are accessible for persons with disabilities. The pool is served by a stone bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Project Administration. The facility includes restrooms, changing rooms and showers. Snacks and cold drinks are also available. Kids will enjoy playing in the adjacent children's pool. A modest fee is charged for entrance to the pool area.

Due to dangerous currents and underwater hazards, lake swimming is not permitted from the park shoreline or rental boats.

Picnicking

Have lunch on the summit of Morrow Mountain where one of the park's two picnic areas is located. A  four-table shelter with a wonderful panoramic view of Lake Tillery and the Uwharrie Mountains is available, and restrooms are nearby.

Swimmers and larger groups may choose to use the picnic area near the pool. This area offers a  six-table shelter built by the Works Progress Administration. The stone that makes this shelter was taken from a nearby quarry. The area also offers a fully accessible,  ten-table shelter that has wheelchair access to the restrooms.

Single tables and multiple tables, along with grills, are available in both picnic areas. Picnic shelters may be reserved for a fee on a daily basis. Shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis when they are not reserved.

Bridle trails:

CLOSED TODAY


49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001

704-982-4402
morrow.mountain@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.373724, -80.07347

 

December, January & February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day.

Museum
10am - 5pm daily

Swimming Pool
10am - 5:30pm daily
Memorial Day - Labor Day 
Open seven days a week.  In August schedule will vary depending on staffing levels. 

Boathouse
10am - 5:30pm daily
March 30th - November 3rd
Open only on weekends before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.

Park Office
8am - 4:30pm Daily
Office hours may deviate on state holidays and weekends.