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Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
Boathouse closed today   

Recent storms have caused hazardous conditions at our boathouse. Rentals will be suspended until repairs can be made and conditions are safe. Concessions are still available on weekends during regular hours.

 Last updated on: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Star Party Cancelled   

Due to the weekend forecast we will be rescheduling the Star Party to later in the summer. With cloudy skies and possible strong currents in the river we won't be able to provide all the activities that were scheduled. The new event date will be posted on our Facebook page and the Morrow Mountain website soon. If you have any questions or concerns please call the office at 704.982.4402.

 Last updated on: Friday, April 12, 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 are currently being redesigned and rerouted to make them safe again for visitors.

 Last updated on: Friday, April 12, 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.

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

 

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