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Lake Tillery at Morrow Mountain State Park
Current status of park facilities   

All trails, the boat ramp, 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 p.m. 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.

The park office is open. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the park office. The lodge and museum remain closed.

Picnic shelters are open and available for reservation.

Boat rentals and the boathouse, concession stand, swimming pool, and water fountains remain closed. The swimming pool will remain closed through the 2020 season. Group campsites remain closed until further notice due to a challenging natural resource concern with the restroom facilities. 

Park hours are 7:00am to 10:00pm. Day use areas close at 9:00 pm. 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.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following a phased reopening statewide. As of September 11, we are following the new guidelines under phase 2.5.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Don't forget water!   

It's that time of year again. The heat and humidity are 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 currently are not 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, summit, office and lower picnic area are open.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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 to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • 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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  • CLOSED
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • CLOSED​
  • August hours may vary depending on staff.
     

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  • ​CLOSED

 


 

 

 

Educational programs

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.