Weekends: Open--Aug 16-18, Aug 24&25, and 31 Aug, 1&2 Sep. When necessary break for 15 minutes every 45 minutes.
Weekdays: closed--Aug 19-23 and Aug 26-30.
Pool closed: 3 September
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 20, 2019
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
There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.
No picnicking, fishing or sunbathing is allowed on the boat dock.
$7 per hour
Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.
Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.
A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
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.