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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.

 


 

 

 

Camping

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMENITIES:

Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.

 

Tent, trailer and RV camping

Choose from 106 campsites for tents and RVs.

Each site in the family campground is equipped with a picnic table and grill. Fires must be contained in the grill provided or you may use your own grill/stove. Drinking water and modern restrooms with showers are conveniently located.

Camp Loop C has 22 sites with electrical hook-ups. It has six wheelchair-accessible campsites and a wheelchair-accessible shower house.

There are no water or sewer hook-ups at the campground. A dump station is provided near the campground entrance. Campers should fill up on water at the dump station.

A maximum of six people and two tents are allowed to stay on each campsite.

An amphitheater, where interpretive programs are often held, is located near the campground.

 

Backpack camping

Backpack into the woods for camping in a wilderness setting. The primitive campground is a 2-mile hike from the park office.

A pit toilet is provided in the camping area, but drinking water and all other supplies must be carried to the site.

A backpack camping permit is required and may be obtained from park staff. All trash must be packed out.

 

Group camping

The group tent camping area is located near the river and can be reached by a gravel loop road.

Six sites, each with picnic tables and a grill, provide a wilderness camping experience for organized groups.

Fires must be contained in the grill provided or you may use your own grill/stove. Drinking water and a wheelchair-accessible shower house are centrally located. Campsite #4 is wheelchair accessible.

 

Vacation cabins

Six rustic family vacation cabins offer the opportunity to get away from it all. Located in a wooded section of the park, each cabin accomodates up to six people.

The cabins have a bathroom, living room, fireplace, kitchen with dining space and two bedrooms. No linens or pillows are provided, so please bring your own.

One cabin is wheelchair accessible. Animals are not allowed in the cabins or cabin area, with the exception of service animals.

There is a two-night minimum for cabin rental. From the second Monday in June through the third Monday in August, there is a seven-night minimum (Monday to Monday).

 

NOTE – Gate access for campers:

Park gates are closed and locked at posted closing times for your protection. There will be no exiting or entering the gates after the closing time. All visitors who are not spending the night need to be out by closing time. If you leave the park and do not return before closing time, you will not be able to re-enter. Check with the park office during office hours for the after-hours emergency phone number. Please notify camp hosts for emergencies only.

Upcoming Events:

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