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Lake Tillery Drawdown   

On October 22, Duke Energy plans to start lowering Lake Tillery 6-8 feet. The lake will remain at a low level from Oct. 29 - Nov. 16. When the water levels drop below the boat ramp, the boat ramp will be closed to motorboats. Canoe and kayak launching will still be permitted from the lake-shore but water may not be navigable. Please plan accordingly.

 Posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Trail Closures   

Several hiking trails remain closed from recent storm damages including hazardous trees, flooding, trail washouts and bridge washouts.  Bridle Trails are unsafe and closed until further notice due to severe damage to the trail surface from heavy rainfall during Hurricane Florence.  Staff are working hard to remove hazards and make necessary repairs.

 Posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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 the Morrow Mountain State Park staff for our annual Old Fashion Day. Old Fashion Day is an event focused on trades and historical education of the 1800s. There will be gold-panning, broom and shoe makers, storytellers, musicians, falconers, civil war re-enactors, and much more. The lower picnic area will be the site of the main event, but don’t miss out on a tour of the Kron House!

Please note that parking is limited to the designated spots in our lots.  

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/04/2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Start Location:
Lower Picinic Area, Kron House, & Boathouse

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 The Peregrine’s Journey: A Story of Migration by: Madeleine Dunphy. A falcon’s journey from Alaska to Argentina. After story time we will learn about the mysteries of migration and make a backyard bird feeder to take home.


Date of Event:
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00pm
Start Location:
Morrow Mountain Lodge

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, 11/18/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Kron House

Morrow Mountain State Park

49104 Morrow Mountain Road
AlbemarleNC 28001
Latitude: 35.373724
Longitude: -80.073470

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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 only on weekends before June and after mid-August.

10am - 5:30pm daily
May - October 
Open only on weekends before June and after mid-August.

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