The Woodcock is one of the most intriguing birds around. Considered a shorebird, it is often seen in dense young forests probing for it’s favorite meal, earthworms. During breeding season, the male Woodcock puts on a flashy display to attract females that includes sky-high acrobatics. Meet up with a park ranger to walk out to an area of the park where these unique birds have been observed in the past. Be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp for the hike because it will be in the dark.
Events and Programs
49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
GPS: 35.373724, -80.07347
December, January & February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day.
10am - 5pm daily
10am - 5:30pm daily
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Open seven days a week. In August schedule will vary depending on staffing levels.
10am - 5:30pm daily
March 30th - November 3rd
Open only on weekends before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.
8am - 4:30pm Daily
Office hours may deviate on state holidays and weekends.
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.
Come discover the beauty of wetlands with a ranger around the Quarry Trail for World Wetlands Day! We will begin our morning with a story called The Secret Pool by Kimberly Ridley, take a short hike to a vernal pool and then finish with a craft.
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.
It’s NC State Park’s Year of Fire – Burning to Conserve in State Parks! Join a ranger at the amphitheater to learn about prescribed fire’s benefit to our lands and how rangers prepare for these events. The program will be followed up with s’mores and activities.
Come explore the Morrow Mountain Loop Trail with a ranger and earn your very own Morrow Mountain Junior Ranger badge. We will learn about the park’s geological history. After all our junior rangers are sworn in everyone will be able to enter Morrow Mountain’s Junior Ranger raffle for a chance to win a Junior Ranger REI Coop backpack and tent. The winner will be announced on December 22nd, 2020!