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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 8 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 stands, and water fountains remain closed. Group campsites remain closed until further notice due to a challenging natural resource concern with the restroom facilities. 

Park hours are 7:00am to 8:00pm. Day use areas close at 7:00 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 November 13, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Monday, November 16, 2020

Seasonal Park Hours Update   

Starting November 1st, the park hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

Starting December 1st, the park hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Day Use Areas will close one hour before the park closes. The front gate is locked promptly at closing time. 

 Last updated on: Saturday, October 31, 2020

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Map of North Carolina – Morrow Mountain State Park

Contact the park



Park office

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
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Open 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Hours may change on state holidays and weekends.


  • Closed Christmas Day


  • August hours may vary depending on staff.







Scheduled events

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.


Time to burn off those extra calories by opting outside for Black Friday! Join a park ranger for a guided hike on the family-friendly Quarry Trail. This spot was once the site of an active rock quarry used by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930's and 1940's. Much of the rock taken from this spot was used to build the park's earliest structures including picnic areas, community buildings, and roads. This hike will not only stimulate your body, but your mind as well! Space is limited. To register for the program, please contact Park Ranger Alden Early at

Date of Event:
Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Quarry Trail (Lower Picnic Area)

Discover the annual rituals of North Carolina wildlife as they make preparations for the colder months. Join a park ranger in the Lodge to learn about animal winter adaptations including migration and hibernation. Space is limited for this program. In order to register, please email Park Ranger Ryan Swikle at

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/28/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Morrow Mountain Lodge at the Park Office

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, 12/06/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Kron House