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Boathouse closed today   

Recent storms have caused hazardous conditions at our boathouse. Rentals will be suspended until repairs can be made and conditions are safe. Concessions are still available on weekends during regular hours.

 Last updated on: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Star Party Cancelled   

Due to the weekend forecast we will be rescheduling the Star Party to later in the summer. With cloudy skies and possible strong currents in the river we won't be able to provide all the activities that were scheduled. The new event date will be posted on our Facebook page and the Morrow Mountain website soon. If you have any questions or concerns please call the office at 704.982.4402.

 Last updated on: Friday, April 12, 2019

Hiking and Horse Trail Closures   

Three Rivers Trail remains closed from storm damage, bridge washouts and bank erosion. 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: Friday, April 12, 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.


Come learn about the ecological importance of snakes at Morrow Mountain with Grover Barfield and the rangers. Grover is the director of Carolinas Reptile Rescue and Education Center and member of NC Herpetological Society. Live snake species such as copperhead, timber rattlesnake, corn snake and more will be present at the program! There also will be snake crafts and educational materials. The snakes and activities will be available between 5-8 pm.

Date of Event:
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Start Location:

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 A Beetle is Shy by Diane Hutts Aston. We will learn about the most common species (350,000 +) in the animal kingdom and how they have played a role in our world. After we will make a beetle craft to take home!

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Shelter B

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, 05/19/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Kron House

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, 05/31/2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Start Location:
Lower Picnic Area

National Trails Day is an American Hiking Society initiative to get people out in our public lands! Join us for a hike to the top of Morrow Mountain and back (6 miles total, moderate).  Morrow Mountain is part of the Uwharrie Mountain chain and is the highest peak in Stanly County at 936 ft. We will provide water and fruit at the entrance near the museum and at the top of Morrow Mountain Scenic Vista, Shelter A. Please dress for the weather, wear good hiking boots and bring other supplies you may need. Take your time, get to know other hikers and log your miles on the NC 100 mile Challenge! We are partnered with Atrium Health, Stanly Health Foundation and Food Lion of Richfield. 

Please meet next to the museum to check-in before 8 am if you plan to participate in this FREE event! Register at .

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office/Museum Parking Lot
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.

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Swimming Pool
10am - 5:30pm daily
Memorial Day - Labor Day 
Open only on weekends before June and after mid-August.

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

Park Office
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Office hours may deviate on state holidays and weekends.