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Lake Tillery Drawdown   

On October 22, Duke Energy plans to start lowering Lake Tillery 6-8 feet. The lake will remain at a low level from Oct. 29 - Nov. 16. When the water levels drop below the boat ramp, the boat ramp will be closed to motorboats. Canoe and kayak launching will still be permitted from the lake-shore but water may not be navigable. Please plan accordingly.

 Posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Trail Closures   

Several hiking trails remain closed from recent storm damages including hazardous trees, flooding, trail washouts and bridge washouts.  Bridle Trails are unsafe and closed until further notice due to severe damage to the trail surface from heavy rainfall during Hurricane Florence.  Staff are working hard to remove hazards and make necessary repairs.

 Posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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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