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Before camping at Crowders Mountain State Park, please read and follow these regulations. You will be held responsible for relaying this information to your group. A violation of these regulations could result in denial of future camping privileges and/or revocation of the camping permit. Regulations of the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation are enforced by park rangers.

  • Campers must register at the visitor center before camping. If the visitor center is closed, complete the camping registration form at the trailhead. Be sure to enclose the proper camping fee. Park rangers will normally check in with all the campsites in the early evening.

  • Alcoholic beverages and firearms are prohibited.

  • Do not litter. Trash cans are provided at each site. Please be respectful to others and leave your site cleaner than when you arrived.

  • All state parks are natural preserves. The damage or removal of any plant, animal, rock, mineral, or artifact is prohibited.

  • Pets must be on a six-foot leash and under the owner's control at all times.

  • At least one adult, at least 18 years of age, must be at each campsite.

  • Camping is permitted in the designated camping areas only. No trail-side camping, or camping atop King's Pinnacle or Crowders Mountain is permitted.

  • All campers must leave their vehicles at the visitor center paring lot and backpack into the camping areas.

  • All vehicles left overnight must be registered at the visitor center.

  • All campers must be at their campsites at closing.

  • Fires are allowed only in the provided grills.

  • All firewood must be dead and on the ground. No standing trees may be cut or harmed.

  • Maximum stay is 14 days in any 30-day period.

  • Do not leave campfires unattended. Before leaving the area, put the campfires out completely.

  • Campsites are not to be left unattended for more than 12 hours.

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