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McDowell Nature Preserve

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites

Reviews

19 Reviews of McDowell Nature Preserve

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 10
  • 8
Morgan H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2022

Great Campground

Loved our stay at McDowell and definitely would return. Some sites are built for smaller tents so pay attention when booking! The bathhouse was super clean and was made up of 8 private bathrooms with sink, toilet, and shower. The showers had no temperature control, but were luke warm.

Month of VisitApril
Kelli L.
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2021

Beautiful Nature Preserve Close to Amenities

Beautiful nature preserve with large 50+ site campground. Tent sites around $28. Within 6 miles of stores and amenities. Helpful camp hosts know which sites may be best for certain equipment.

SiteD5
Month of VisitOctober
Julie L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 1, 2021

Really Great Spot of you need a quick getaway

Considering how close this is to the city, this is just a really excellent escape. The hiking trails are extremely well kept, the campsites are relatively private and everything here is very clean. This is a great place and right next to the lake.

  • Mcdowell hiking trails
Month of VisitJune

Location

McDowell Nature Preserve is located in North Carolina

Directions

From jct I-85 & I-77: Go 13-1/2 mi S on I-77 (exit 90 in SC), then 2 mi NW on Carowinds Blvd, then 4-1/4 mi SW on York Rd (Hwy 49).

Address

15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

Coordinates

35.09658784 N
81.02350582 W

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