Morrow Mountain State Park – located six miles east of Albemarle, North Carolina – consists of about 5,000 acres of forested terrain, nestled in the ancient Uhwarrie Mountain Ranges of North Carolina’s Piedmont Region.
The natural environment around the mountain ranges, the oldest in North America, provides a unique air of peace and tranquility and ideally suits those who wish to spend some time away from the fast lane of life, in the lap of nature.
Morrow Mountain State Park – bordered by Lake Tillery on two sides - presents a rare combination of wildlife, recreation, and adventure trails.
Its more than 30 miles of trails traverses some stunning wild habitats and offers numerous birding opportunities. Among the trails are five hiking trails, featuring three peaks to climb, and a bridle path that circumnavigates the park.
Morrow Mountain peaks have a typical elevation of just over 900 feet and isn’t much of a mountain when juxtaposed with the 4,000-foot Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. But a moderate 3-mile hike to the peak of the mountain rewards one with a panorama that is worth every step.
In the park, there is a lot to explore from the waters as well; recreation is aplenty along the shores of Lake Tillery and the Pee Dee River. Canoes are available for rent at the boat ramp, at the mouth of the Uhwarrie River. Fishing might require a North Carolina license.
The 106 trailer/tent campsites and a primitive camping area cater to campers and backpackers. Also featured are a picnic shelter, family camping sites, natural history museum, amphitheater, and restroom facilities.
Morrow Mountain State Park is open year round except Christmas Day.