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Public Meeting June 17 6:30 P.M.    

Monday, June 17th at 6:30 pm, Park Lodge

The park will host a public meeting to address the extensive damages to hiking and horse trails from Hurricane Florence and large amounts of rainfall this past winter. Park staff will also discuss volunteer opportunities and explain how trails will be repaired and reopened.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hiking and Horse Trail Closures   

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: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Boathouse and Pool Fees   

Boat rentals are $7/hour per boat.  This includes canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards.  Swimming pool rates are $6 for adults, $4 for children (3-12 years old) and children under 3 are free.  Both of these facilities are open daily, 10am - 5:30 pm.

 Last updated on: Sunday, May 26, 2019

Events and Programs

Morrow Mountain State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Join a park ranger to earn your very own Junior Ranger title and badge. Learn about what park rangers do and the history of Morrow Mountain. We will take a hike on part of the Fall Mountain Trail to complete the activities in the booklet and a stewardship project. After our hike we will swear in our new Morrow Mountain Jr. Rangers and enter the Junior Ranger raffle for a chance to win a REI Coop backpack and tent at the end of 2019.

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Start Location:
Boathouse Parking Lot

Come explore our moon at Morrow Mountain State Park for the Statewide Star Party! Join us before sunset for lunar activities then take a ride on the big canoes. Free 30 minute rides will be offered on our 29 ft canoes to explore the moon and stars above! While waiting for a ride on the big canoes pick a spot on the lawn to stargaze and use a telescope to put your astronomy knowledge to the test. We will be joined by the Astronomical Society of Rowan County, Muddy Sneakers and Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council!

***Canoe ride times have changed to 7:30, 8:15 & 9:00pm & are filled at this time. ***

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Start Location:
Boathouse Field

Join us for our monthly Read with a Ranger program. Our reading program is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade, but all ages are welcome. We will be reading Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11  by: Brian Floca for the 50th  anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. After story time we will learn about the moon phases through an interactive activity and a tasty treat to test what we have learned.


Date of Event:
Sun, 07/14/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Shelter A

Join a ranger on a hike through the woods to find eastern box turtles. NC State Parks monitors their box turtle populations as a part of the The Box Turtle Connection: A Hundred Year Study. Be a part of citizen science and help learn how to ID, sex and record data on box turtles. Please wear closed toed shoes, long sleeved shirt and pants, bring bug spray and a water bottle.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Start Location:
Three Rivers Trail

Have you ever wanted to walk through Dr. Francis Kron’s house and doctors office? Join us as we travel back to the 1800’s when Dr. Kron and his family lived in Morrow Mountain. Dr. Kron was a horticulturist, professor, active community member and one of the first physicians in the southern piedmont.


Date of Event:
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Kron House
Bridle trails:


49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001



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December, January & February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day.

10am - 5pm daily

Swimming Pool
10am - 5:30pm daily
Memorial Day - Labor Day 
Open seven days a week until August. 

10am - 5:30pm daily
March 30th - November 3rd
Open only on weekends before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.

Park Office
8am - 4:30pm Daily
Office hours may deviate on state holidays and weekends.