Myron C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2021

One of the Best State Parks in North Carolina

I guess my GPS needs updating since it took me down the wrong road to get to this state park, so if you haven’t updated your GPS, do it before you attempt to come here. Other than that, it’s not that difficult to find. 

There are quite a few things to do at this state park. Hiking, horseback riding, and boating/kayaking are just some of the activities. The trails range from easy to strenuous, and there are lots of them. In addition to the typical outdoor activities, there is also an outdoor museum devoted to Dr. Francis Joseph Kron, one of the first doctors in the Piedmont.   There is also a history and geological museum located within the park.

The campground has three loops, some with no hookups and some with electric hookups. Water access is a few steps away. I didn’t do my research and I got the campsite farthest from the bath house. However, it wasn’t so bad since the road was paved and there was a moon out. I think the tent pad at my campsite was one of the largest, even though part of it was used for the picnic table, the lantern pole, and the fire pit. It was fairly level, but it was fine gravel. Driving tent stakes in was a little difficult but not impossible. One of the best things about this campground is that there is plenty of space between the campsites(at least where I was), so you don’t feel as if you are on top of the other campers. I also liked that there were plenty of trees for shade. The only drawback is that this state park is close to the Fort Bragg Army Reservation, so you will hear an occasional jet or helicopter(s) flying overhead. 

Even though the bath house has everything you need, including hot showers, it does need updating. Paint was peeling off the walls, but if that doesn’t bother you, it will be fine. Most campers are in their RVs, so I guess it doesn’t really matter. One thing I did not like was that the bath house is cleaned from 9:30– 10:30 am. Knowing that, however, I was able to work around it. If you decide to go exploring, you will want to go to the Morrow Mountain overlook. There are some pretty spectacular views from there. Overall, I enjoyed my stay here, and I wish I could have stayed longer.

  • My Campsite
  • Another View of Campsite 69
  • Boat Dock and Ramp
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Hattaway Mountain Trail is steep.
  • One of the grand views from Morrow Mountain
  • Bath House
  • Bath House Interior
  • Shower
  • This bridge leads from the parking lot to the boat ramp.
  • Dr. Kron's Cabin (onsite at Morrow Mtn. State Park)
  • Dr. Kron was one of the first doctors in the Piedmont.
  • Dr. Kron's Greenhouse
  • This is a relatively easy trail.
  • The museum was fascinating.
  • Museum at Morrow Mtn. SP
  • Museum at Morrow Mtn. SP
  • Picnic Area between the Boat Ramp and the Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Unfortunately, the swimming pool is closed.
  • The showers have a large waiting area.
  • Although they are closed for the season, there are two pools.
  • This is one of the easier trails.
  • I was wrong.  This trail was moderate.  The Hattaway Trail IS strenuous.
  • A big attraction for this state park is its access to the Yadkin/Pee Dee River.

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