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Gastonia to Launch bus Route for Crowders Mountain State Park

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Roy Cooper, Governor
Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary
Release Note: 
Katie Hall
Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gastonia to Launch bus Route for Crowders Mountain State Park

Raleigh -- 

Gastonia Transit will provide hourly shuttle service on weekends and holidays from Dixie Village Shopping Center to Crowders Mountain State Park beginning Saturday, July 22. The service was developed in response to increasing visitation and full parking lots at the park. Visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle service to avoid being turned away at the gate or waiting in long lines to enter the popular park.

Those interested in using the shuttle service can park their vehicle at Dixie Village, located at the corner of N.C. Highway 74 and S. Myrtle School Road in Gastonia, N.C. to catch the shuttle. Riders will pay $1.25 for each one-way ticket. The shuttle leaving Dixie Village will be offered on the hour from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the summer, with extended hours later in the year.

The ride will take 10 minutes to reach the new bus stop at the Linwood Road access of the park and 30 minutes to the Sparrow Springs Road access. On the return trip, the bus will stop at the Linwood Road access again before returning to Dixie Village. 

Pets are not allowed on the bus. More information on Gastonia Transit routes can be found at

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