Companion peaks at Crowders Mountain State Park—The Pinnacle and Crowders Mountain—offer challenging hikes, towering cliffs and 25-mile views of the surrounding piedmont.

Eleven trails range from pastoral to strenuous, including the Ridgeline Trail, which links to Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina. Backcountry camping is featured with individual sites approximately a mile from parking areas. The rugged terrain of Crowders Mountain lends itself to rock climbing and bouldering with a permit in designated areas.

A visitor center with museum-quality exhibits complements regular interpretive programs.

Location

Crowders Mountain State Park North Carolina
522 Park Office Ln, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, United States

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Hours

Day-use Access:

The gates at Linwood Road and Boulders accesses close at the listed times below. Day-use visitors may use the Sparrow Springs access also during the listed times below.

  • December to February: 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April: 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to September: 8:00am to 9:00pm
  • October: 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • November: 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day

Campground:

The gates at Sparrow Springs close for campers at the listed times below.

  • December to February: 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April: 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to September: 8:00am to 9:00pm
  • October: 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • November: 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day

​There is a 1-mile hike to the campground from the parking lot. Please plan accordingly.

There is no gate entry before or after hours, including for campers, except in the case of a medical or law enforcement emergency.

Visitor Center:

Open daily: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Closed Christmas Day


Fees

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park.

Firewood is available to campers for $5.00 per bundle. A bag of kindling is available for $4.00 each. No outside wood is allowed.

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Contact Details

Phone: (704)-853-5375

Official Website: Crowders Mountain State Park North Carolina

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Crowders Mountain State Park:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Crowders Mountain State Park is a must-visit state park in North Carolina. Check out other state parks in North Carolina here.

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