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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.  Professional trail builders are currently working on temporary repairs with plans to get several of the trail sections open before the fall season.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Boathouse and Pool Closures and Fees   

Starting August 19th, the pool will move it's operations to weekends only.  The pool is short several lifeguard positions so expect to have 15 minute closures every hour and a 1-hour closure from 12pm - 1pm for staff to take a lunch break.

Starting September 3rd and until November, the boathouse will only be open on the weekends.

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 10:00 am - 5:30 pm.


 Last updated on: Tuesday, August 6, 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 us at Morrow Mountain State Park for the Three Peaks Challenge. This 8-mile hike with over 400 ft per peak in elevation gain is for experienced hikers only. The hike will lead you on Hattaway Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain and finish on top of Morrow Mountain. The hike will begin at 7:30 am and you will have until 12 pm to complete the hike. The hike will begin at Hattaway Mountain trail entrance. Please park in the lower picnic area. There will be water fill up stations and fruit available at the museum, Sugarloaf/Morrow Mountain intersection and Shelter A. This hike can be done independently or in three person teams. The three person teams need to provide their own driving accommodations to and from each starting location. A 15-passenger van will be available at the top of Morrow Mountain to bring our challengers back to their vehicles. 

Please register and for more information visit:

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 7:30am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Lower Picnic Area/Hattaway Trail Entrance

Experience the natural beauty of Morrow Mountain from the water! Join a park ranger for a canoe ride on Lake Tillery. We will watch for wildlife along the way. Three-seater canoes will be provided by park. Limited to 15 participants. Call park office to register at 704-982-4402.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Start Location:

Come soak in the views from the top of Morrow Mountain, the highest point in Stanly County at 936 feet. The mountain is very old and has a rich history. Meet a park ranger for a guided trail hike to discover why this Uwharrie Mountain peak is treasured by Stanly County residents past and present. 


Date of Event:
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Start Location:
Shelter A
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.  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.

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