It's that time of year again. The heat and humidity are getting to be consistently high. Please plan ahead and bring more water than you think you'll need. Don't forget to bring some for your furry friends, too. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not currently selling concessions. There are water spigots near the museum in the office parking lot, the lower picnic area, and the bridle trail parking lot. The restrooms at the boathouse and lower picnic area are open. The restroom at the Morrow Mountain Summit is closed for repairs and there is no other water source available up there at this time.Last updated on: Saturday, June 6, 2020
In partnership with the NC Forest Service, the park is planning a 250 acre controlled burn today, June 4th, on Falls Road in Badin. We have no plans to close any park roads, facilities or trails. There may be some smoke in main park areas today but most of the smoke should lift out quickly throughout the day. Contact the park office if you have any questions.Last updated on: Thursday, June 4, 2020
All trails, the boat ramp, most restrooms, family camping, primitive camping, and vacation cabins are OPEN. Camping and cabin reservations are REQUIRED before arrival. There are no walk-up reservations. Visitors must book reservations online and arrive before 9:00pm on the day of reservation. Restrooms will be closed periodically so that staff can adhere to new cleaning protocols. Weather-based horse trail closures will continue to be updated on the park's main webpage.
Group camping, the park office, boat rentals, swimming pool, museum, lodge, picnic shelters, snack bars, retail areas, and water fountains remain CLOSED. The road to the scenic overlook will remain CLOSED to all motor vehicle traffic. There will be no firewood sales, special events, or programs until further notice.
Park hours are 7:00am to 10:00pm. Parking is limited to available spaces only to keep the park under capacity. There is no overflow parking or parking allowed on road shoulders. When capacity is reached, only those with camping/cabin reservations will be allowed to enter the park.
More information and FAQs at http://www.ncparks.gov/open.
When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff. Wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.Last updated on: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Contact the park
49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
GPS: 35.3737, -80.0735
- December to February:
7:00am to 7:00pm
- March to April:
7:00am to 8:00pm
- May to September:
7:00am to 10:00pm
7:00am to 9:00pm
7:00am to 8:00pm
- Closed Christmas Day
- Hours may change on state holidays and weekends.
- Closed Christmas Day
- August hours may vary depending on staff.
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Morrow Mountain State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information.
To arrange a special exploration of Morrow Mountain State Park for your group or class, contact the park office.
Educational materials about Morrow Mountain State Park have been developed for grades 5-7 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Morrow Mountain program introduces students to the basic geologic processes of the Uwharrie Mountains. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.
Exhibit Hall and Historic Site
Explore the history of Morrow Mountain. The exhibit hall is located in a building near the park office and is open from 10am until 5pm daily. The hall includes exhibits about American Indians, plant and animal communities, early explorers and rocks and minerals.
Visit the homestead of a 19th-century doctor, Dr. Francis Kron, the first physician in the area. His home, doctor's office and infirmary, and greenhouse were reconstructed in the 1960s and appear today much as they did in 1870. The grounds are open during park hours and are a short drive from the park office. The house is open in the summer on Sundays from 2pm to 3pm.