Morrow Mountain State Park
Finest NC State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Road, Albemarle | ncparks.gov | 704-982-4402
Adventure abounds across our state, thanks to the 41 places that are part of the North Carolina State Parks System.
There are awesome places to visit from the mountains to the coast, and Morrow Mountain State Park sits atop the list when it comes to our readers’ favorite this year. Located near Albemarle, Morrow Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Uwharrie Mountains. Hiking, camping, paddling, fishing, horseback riding, and swimming are among the many activities. Rent a canoe or rowboat at the boathouse on Lake Tillery, or purchase bait for fishing. Visit for the day or enjoy a campground that has sites for tents, trailers, and RVs. Or enjoy rustic cabins and hike to a remote camping spot.
“Old and wonderful park for swimming, boating,camping, hiking and picnics.”
—Carolyn Thompson, Mount Gilead, a member of Randolph EMC
Note: Call 877-722-6272 to find or book a camping spot or cabin. Major construction and renovations are planned for several facilities in 2023, although the main park will remain open.