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Morrow Mountain State Park covers 4,742 acres in the middle of the Uwharrie Mountains, one of the oldest ranges in the Eastern United States. It also touches the waters of Lake Tillery and the Pee Dee River. The park takes its name from the tallest mountain (elevation 936 feet). Inhabited by Native Americans for more than 10,000 years, the area was settled by Europeans in the 1700s. Dr. Francis Kron of Prussia was the first medical doctor to practice in the area in the 1800s, and his home, office, infirmary, and greenhouse have been reconstructed. The exhibit hall tells the story of the early residents and explorers, plants, animals ...

Morrow Mountain State Park covers 4,742 acres in the middle of the Uwharrie Mountains, one of the oldest ranges in the Eastern United States. It also touches the waters of Lake Tillery and the Pee Dee River. The park takes its name from the tallest mountain (elevation 936 feet). Inhabited by Native Americans for more than 10,000 years, the area was settled by Europeans in the 1700s. Dr. Francis Kron of Prussia was the first medical doctor to practice in the area in the 1800s, and his home, office, infirmary, and greenhouse have been reconstructed. The exhibit hall tells the story of the early residents and explorers, plants, animals (including frogs, salamanders, and scarlet kingsnakes), and rocks and minerals that are found in the park.

The state park offers a plethora of activities for visitors of all ages. It boasts a large swimming pool, children's pool, and bath house, compliments of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration. Visitors may launch their boat or canoe in the lake and fish for largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, crappie, perch, bluegill, and catfish. The park also offers six rustic cabins and 106 tent and RV camping sites, plus space for primitive and group camping. More than 15 blazed hiking trails wind through the park, as well as marked bridle trails for horses. Located six miles east of Albemarle, the park is accessible from NC 24/27, 73, and 741.

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Carol Timblin has contributed to numerous guidebooks and authored four editions of Houghton Mifflin's Best Places to Stay in the South.

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  • Location: A state park 45 minutes North East of Charlotte in central North Carolina.
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    The park is open year-round, but the best times to visit are spring, summer, and fall.