Morrow Mountain

Fact Sheet

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Fact Sheet of Morrow Mountain State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Activities Morrow Mountain State Park is located near Albermarle. The peak at Morrow Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Uwharrie Mountains of central North Carolina, offering stunning views of the surrounding area. Artifacts found in the region suggest the presence of Native American dating back 12,000 years before European settlement. Experience the Park! ■■ Spring peepers ■■ Chorus frogs ■■ Salamanders ■■ Scarlet kingsnake Morrow Mountain State Park 49104 Morrow Mountain Rd. Albemarle, NC 28001 704-982-4402 GPS: 35.3737, -80.0734 Fun Facts ■■ The park was established in 1939. ■■ White-tailed deer The Uwharies are over 585 million years old and once had peaks at 20,000 feet—that’s higher than Mount Kilimanjaro! ■■ The house and farm of Dr. Francis Kron, a pioneer physician, is located in the park. ■■ The Yadkin-Pee Dee River flows through the park and is accessible from park docks. ■■ The park covers 4,742 acres. ■■ Lake Tillery offers opportunities of boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. ■■ Onsite swimming pool, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration, offers low cost splashing. ■■ At 936 feet, Morrow Mountain is the highest of the four peaks in the park. ■■ The summit of Morrow Mountain is one of the largest prehistoric quarries in North Carolina. ■■ Many of the buildings in the park are built with argillite rock that was mined on site. The summit of Morrow Mountain was once mined for metamorphosed rhyodacite, which was used by Natives to create projectile points, knives and scrapers. See the Park Map MNQP

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