RALEIGH, N.C. — Construction and renovation of campground facilities, trails, picnic facilities and the pool at Morrow Mountain State Park will cause extensive amenity closures beginning June 13.
Closures will include three family campgrounds, family vacation cabins, and picnic shelter A. The park pool will remain closed this season for renovations.
Hikers and equestrians can expect periodic trail closures beginning June 13 for the next 12 months. Over 14 miles of trail re-routes and four miles of trail repairs will be completed during this time.
Facility construction and renovations will include pool renovation and splash pad construction; full renovation of family cabins and shower houses; several new camper cabins; picnic shelter renovation and an ADA accessible picnic area.
The extensive construction and renovations were funded by repair and renovation funds, Connect NC Bond funds, and the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, which this biennium received its highest allocation from the N.C. General Assembly and Governor in the history of the fund. The projects at Morrow Mountain are part of statewide renovations, construction and trail repair at state parks that are beginning this year thanks to historic PARTF resources.
Group campsites and backpack camping will remain open. For regular closure updates, visitors should check the park’s website at ncparks.gov/morrow-mountain-state-park.
About North Carolina State Parks
North Carolina State Parks manages more than 252,000 acres of iconic landscape within North Carolina’s state parks, state recreation areas and state natural areas. It administers the N.C Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, including its local grants program, as well as a state trails program, North Carolina Natural and Scenic Rivers and more, all with a mission dedicated to conservation, recreation and education. The state parks system welcomes more than 22 million visitors annually.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, three science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 41 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the N.C. Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, and the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit www.ncdcr.gov.