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Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm
Prescribed Burn in Progress   

Prescribed burn in progress as of 11 am 2/8/19. The park will remain open, but Hattaway, Quarry, Bridle Trails and the Kron House will be closed until further notice. Please keep headlights or hazards on when driving through the park.

 Last updated on: Friday, February 8, 2019

Controlled Burn Planned for Feb 8th   

In cooperation with the NC Forest Service, the park is planning a controlled burn for Friday, Feb 8th. Some areas will be closed including the Lower Picnic Area, Hattaway Mountain Trail and Quarry Trail.  Some park roads may be closed temporarily due to poor visibility and fireline control.  These burns are weather dependent so please check the park’s webpage for updates.

 Last updated on: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Hiking and Horse Trail Closures   

Three Rivers Trail remains closed from storm damage, bridge washouts and bank erosion. 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 will need to be redesigned and rerouted to make them safe again for visitors.

 Last updated on: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ecology

Get plant and animal checklists at the park office.

Morrow Mountain State Park is located in the ancient Uwharrie Mountains. Now worn down to rounded ridges that average less than 1,000 feet in elevation, these pinnacles are the remains of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the eastern United States.

This beautiful landscape is the result of powerful geological forces that began millions of years ago. Over time, wind and water eroded the lofty peaks to their more subdued profile of today. Of the four major peaks in the park - Morrow, Sugarloaf, Hattaway and Fall - Morrow Mountain is the highest at an elevation of 936 feet.

Waters and woodlands are home to a variety of plant and animal life. Frogs and salamanders live in and near streams and marshes, and warm rains bring the mating calls of spring peepers and chorus frogs. Birds enjoy the wooded environment in all seasons. In the upland forests, observant hikers may spot a scarlet kingsnake, one of North Carolina's most colorful snakes, or catch a glimpse of a white-tailed deer.

Contact:

Morrow Mountain State Park

49104 Morrow Mountain Road
AlbemarleNC 28001
Phone704-982-4402
morrow.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.373724
Longitude: -80.073470

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