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Lake Tillery at Morrow Mountain State Park
Overnight Reservations Required Before Arrival   

Camping and cabin reservations are REQUIRED before arrival. There are no walk-up reservations. Visitors must book reservations online and arrive before 8:00 p.m. on the day of reservation. Campers may go directly to their campsite after 4:00 pm on day of arrival and must vacate site before 3:00 pm on their last day. Cabin check-in is after 4:00 pm and check-out is required before 10:00 am.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 18, 2021

2022 Construction Affecting Reservations   

Major construction projects are tentatively scheduled to start in the park on March 1, 2022. This construction will require closures of the family campground loops, family cabins and Picnic Shelter A on top of Morrow Mountain. The group campground, primitive campground, community building, Picnic shelter B, and Picnic Shelter C will be available for reservations.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 18, 2021

Updated Boathouse Hours   

The Boathouse operating hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 10a.m. - 5:30p.m. Boat rentals END at 4:30p.m. Boat rentals are at $10 per hour, $25 for half-day, or $45 for full-day. It is encouraged to bring your own life-jackets as long as they are US Coast Guard approved, in good condition, properly fitting and worn at all times while on the rental boats. The risk of contracting COVID from exposed surfaces is greatly reduced after 72 hours. When renting life jackets, boats, and paddles within 72 hours of previous use, you are at a greater risk of contracting COVID.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY


Map of North Carolina – Morrow Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

704-982-4402

morrow.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Park office

49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001

GPS: 35.3737, -80.0735

 


Hours
 

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  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm

 

  • March:
    7:00am to 8:00pm

 

  • 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
     

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  • Open 8:00am to 4:30pm
     
  • Hours may change on state holidays and weekends.
     

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  • OPEN
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • CLOSED​
  • August hours may vary depending on staff.
     

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  • ​Open 7 days per week, 10a.m. until 5:30p.m. Boat rentals end at 5p.m. Weekends only after Labor Day.

 


 

 

 

Things to do

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.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 10:00am
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 9:00am