Morrow Mountain

State Park - North Carolina

Morrow Mountain State Park is located in Stanly County, North Carolina within the Uwharrie Mountains. A scenic overlook at the top of Morrow Mountain provides a panoramic view of the area. There is a large parking area along with picnic areas, grills, and a shelter. Boating and fishing are available on Lake Tillery, and an Olympic size swimming pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Due to varying currents and underwater hazards, swimming is not allowed from the shore of the lake.

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Visitor Map of Morrow Mountain State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Morrow Mountain - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Morrow Mountain State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Uwharrie National Forest (NF) in North Carolina. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Uwharrie MVUM - 2015

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Uwharrie National Forest (NF) in North Carolina. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Recreation Map of Uwharrie National Forest (NF) in North Carolina. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Uwharrie - Recreation Map

Recreation Map of Uwharrie National Forest (NF) in North Carolina. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Official visitor map of Blue Ridge Parkway (PKWY) in North Carolina and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Blue Ridge - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Blue Ridge Parkway (PKWY) in North Carolina and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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

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

Brochure about Cabins in Morrow Mountain State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Morrow Mountain - Cabins

Brochure about Cabins in Morrow Mountain State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Morrow Mountain SP https://www.ncparks.gov/morrow-mountain-state-park/home https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrow_Mountain_State_Park Morrow Mountain State Park is located in Stanly County, North Carolina within the Uwharrie Mountains. A scenic overlook at the top of Morrow Mountain provides a panoramic view of the area. There is a large parking area along with picnic areas, grills, and a shelter. Boating and fishing are available on Lake Tillery, and an Olympic size swimming pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Due to varying currents and underwater hazards, swimming is not allowed from the shore of the lake.
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 morrow.mountain@ncparks.gov 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 ncparks.gov MNQP
Rules and Regulations Reservation Information ■■ Alcoholic ■■ Cabins available by reservation only restricted to seven consecutive nights in a calendar year ■■ Renter must be 18 years or older to register and is required to stay on site ■■ Rentals Make a Reservation Reservations can be made online, over the phone or in person at the park’s visitor center. www.ncparks.gov/make-reservation 1-877-722-6762 or 1-877-7-CAMP-NC Scan the QR code to pull up the Morrow Mountain reservation page on your smartphone or tablet. beverages are prohibited. ■■ Pets and smoking are not permitted inside the cabins. ■■ You must be 18 or older and on-site to register ■■ The removal of any plant, animal, artifact, fungi, or mineral is prohibited. ■■ All North Carolina state parks are wildlife preserves. Hunting and trapping are not permitted. ■■ Do not feed or approach wildlife. ■■ Please leave your cabin in a clean state upon departure. ■■ Check out is at 10:00 a.m. MORROW MOUNTAIN STATE PARK Cabins Park Hours * January – February .................................... March – April ................................................ May, June, July, August, September ........ October ............................................................. November ..................................................... December .................................................... Closed Christmas Day 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. *Park hours are subject to change. Contact the park office or visit www.ncparks.gov for most up-to-date hours and closures. Rates* Date Range Cost per night March 15 – November 30 $110 December 1 – March 14 $98 ›› Two-night minimum required 7-day rental required 2nd Monday in June thru 3rd Monday in August Cost per week $538 ›› Week-long rental required from the second Monday in June through the third Monday in August ›› Weeks are Monday – Monday only Accepted Forms of Payment ■■ Cash ■■ Check ■■ Traveler’s check ■■ Credit Card *Rates are subject to change. Updated 10/2018 Access is NOT permitted after gate is closed, except in cases of emergency. The campground host serves as an emergency contact mid-March through November. The host is stationed at the campground at campsite 91. Questions? Please contact the park office (704-982-4402) during park hours for details concerning day-use activities, overnight accommodations and park regulations. When you have finished with this publication, help save our earth by sharing it with a friend, returning it to the park or recycling it. N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources 1615 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699 Roy Cooper Governor Susi H. Hamilton Secretary 3,000 copies of this public document was printed at a cost of $936.94 or $0.31 each. 03/20 Morrow Mountain State Park 49104 Morrow Mountain Rd. Albemarle, NC 28001 704-982-4402 www.ncparks.gov In the Park About the Cabins Six rustic vacation cabins are available for reservation year-round at Morrow Mountain State Park. Each cabin accommodates up to six people. Cabin 6 is wheelchair-accessible. In addition to various outdoor recreational activities, educational programs are provided by park staff. For more information, contact the park office. Cabin Campground Map Swimming Pool Exit Every cabin includes... ■■ Two bedrooms with two twin/single size beds room with full-sized futon Trai l ound pgr Cam ■■ Living To Campsites ■■ Kitchen equipped with pots, pans and dinnerware for six people ■■ Dining space ■■ Central heat and air conditioning ■■ Charcoal Laure l Trail grill and picnic table at each cabin Guests must supply their own: and bath linens (sheets, towels) and pillows ■■ Food ■■ Toiletries ■■ Paper goods (paper towels and coffee filters) *Firewood is available for purchase at the park office or from campground host at site 91. 1 2 4 3 6 Legend Tra il ■■ Blankets 5 Morr ow M ■■ Bed ta i oun n 1 Accessible Parking Cabin Swimming Pool Hiking Trail Telephone Museum Visitor Center
Pettigrew State Park South Mountains State Park – 2018 Park of the Year Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation manages more than 234,000 acres of iconic landscape across our state in our parks, recreation areas and natural areas with a mission dedicated to conservation, recreation and education. The state parks system welcomed more than 19 million visitors in 2017. Discover More with a Ranger Across North Carolina, state park rangers are proud of our parks and eager to welcome you and your family. Come to our parks to marvel at our state’s most beautiful natural resources, enjoy your favorite outdoor activities and learn about the rich science, culture and history that make our parks great. Fun facts about North Carolina State Parks ■■ There are 41 places to visit, including 34 parks, four recreation areas and three staffed state natural areas. ■■ The Division manages four state rivers, seven state lakes and six state trails. ■■ There are about 581 miles of trail to explore in our parks. ■■ The first state park created was Mount Mitchell State Park on March 3, 1915. Fort Macon State Park was the second. ■■ The Division celebrated 100 years of being Naturally Wonderful in 2016. ■■ Parks that welcome over 1 million visitors annually include: Jockey’s Ridge, Fort Macon and William B. Umstead state parks and Falls Lake, Jordan Lake and Kerr Lake state recreation areas. ■■ The Division employs over 1,000 people across the state. ■■ Some www.ncparks.gov M N P Q Roy Cooper Governor unique activities you can do in our parks include: wind surfing and hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, cross country skiing and snow shoeing at Elk Knob State Park, driving on the four-wheel-drive beach at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and rock climbing at Chimney Rock, Crowders Mountain, Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain state parks. Susi H. Hamilton Secretary 75,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $10,707.92 or $0.14 each. 03/18 Did you know that many plants atop Mount Mitchell are rare in North Carolina but common in Quebec? That the giant sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge are constantly moving? Do you know how to safely hold a crayfish? From fishing lessons to astronomy programs and tree identification hikes to guided paddles, parks offer programs for all ages. Visit our website for a list of upcoming programs at each park. Junior Rangers The Junior Ranger program offers educational and skill-based activities to encourage children to explore the outdoors. Children can complete activity guides, geared for ages 6-12, and attend ranger programs to earn a junior ranger patch unique to each park. Ask about the program at a park office or download the guide at: www.ncparks.gov/junior-rangers. Environmental Education Learning Experiences Parks have their own curriculum guides that are correlated to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Competency goals in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts are available. Each program includes pre-visit, on-site and post-visit student activities that have measurable objectives, background information, vocabulary, references and step-bystep activity instructions. Passport Program How many state parks can you visit? Use your passport as a guide and collect stamps, earn prizes and make “Naturally Wonderful” memories! Pick up your passport at a state park near you. North Carolina State Parks 100-Mile Challenge Can you hike, bike or paddle 100 miles in a year? Join the N.C. State Parks’ 100-Mile Challenge and log your miles online to earn digital badges and redeem prizes as you reach various milestones! This is a great way to get outside, get moving and keep track of your activity. Visit www.nc100miles.org to sign up. ■■ Several parks have educational trails, called TRACK trails, that include activities for children to complete along the way. William B. Umstead State Park Jockey’s Ridge State Park Friends Of State Parks Join the Friends of State Parks to help support, promote and advocate for the parks system as a whole, or join the friends group of your favorite park. The group helps provide funding for Junior Ranger and Youth in Parks – Environmental Education programs, as well as grants for state parks projects. You can also make a donation to help keep our parks around for future generations. Learn more at www.ncfsp.org or www.ncparks.gov/support-your-parks. Merchandise Want to show your N.C. State Parks pride? Visit the online webstore and purchase products such as coffee mugs, prints, t-shirts, pins, patches and Christmas ornaments. This exclusive merchandise makes a great gift for special state parks fans, including yourself. www.ncparkstore.com N.C. State Parks License Plate Show your support for state parks every time you drive your vehicle! Purchase an N.C. State Parks license plate through the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicl

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