Hike, Swim, Fish, and More on Vacation in Morrow Mountain State Park
Located in North Carolina's Piedmont region, Morrow Mountain State Park covers 4,742 acres and offers a variety of recreational activities to ensure your next vacation is one to remember, whether you want to hike and bike or fish, swim, and relax by water. Morrow Mountain State Park cabins make it easy to explore everything the park has to offer at your own pace, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings.
Best Hiking Trails in Morrow Mountain State Park
Featuring 15mi. of hiking trails, there is much here to explore on foot. Whether you'd like to ascend Mount Morrow or heading down to Lake Tillery and the park's dense forests, the park has trails suitable for all ages and experience levels. Morrow Mountain State Park cabins provide convenient access, allowing you to discover the park's many beautiful habitats with ease.
This trail, less than a mile long, is easy and ideal for children. Starting at the top of Morrow Mountain, the route provides excellent views of the Uwharrie mountains and Lake Tillery, and terminates at a picnic area.
Rated moderate for difficulty, this 3.8mi. trail offers excellent views of the Yadkin River and in spring and summer, is bursting with wildflowers. Birding is also popular along this trail. Keep an eye out for eagles and hawks.
A hard 2.9mi. trail, this route should only be attempted by experienced hikers. Those who take it on will be rewarded with views of Hattaway Mountain to the north and Tater Top Mountain to the east.
Best Family Activities in Morrow Mountain State Park
Morrow Mountain State Park hotels provide vacationers with an ideal home base from which to enjoy the park's many facilities. With a variety of activities designed to keep the whole family entertained, whether on the lake or up Mount Morrow, your family will have numerous ways to enjoy the beauty of this nature reserve.
Canoes and kayaks are available to rent, allowing you to explore the park from both Pee Dee River and Lake Tillery. Additionally, the boathouse provides excellent facilities for visitors who just want to relax on the shore.
Suitable for people of all ages, and including disabled facilities, the park's swimming pool offers a great seasonal way to cool off. The pool facility also has restrooms, changing rooms, and showers.
Lake Tillery provides excellent fishing opportunities for anglers from its pier, or from the banks of the river Yadaking. Common fish found in the park include three types of bass, catfish, bluegill, and crappie.
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