...::: Exhibit Now Open :::...
After five years and a lot of work on the part of park staff and volunteers, the permanent exhibits have been installed in the Exhibit Hall of the Visitors Center.
These exhibits provide information on four natural communities, plants and animals common to these communities, and approximate elevations within the park where the community occurs.
is an area that focuses on neo-tropical migrants, complete with their calls, that nest in Crowders Mountain State Park during the summer. Another area focuses on the natural resource management
efforts of park staff and what visitors can do to both enjoy and help protect park. A final area in the exhibit hall and areas in adjacent hallways focus on local cultural history of this
area and the history of how Crowders Mountain State Park was established.
There’s plenty to learn and hopefully everyone will discover something different each time they visit.
...::: New 6-Mile Trail :::...
With the help of voluneers, the park is building a 6-mile trail stretching to the South Carolina state line. The volunteers will halp speed the project from a projected 6 year duration,
to a mere 2 years. September 13 marks the official start of the project, where leaders will be trained to halp manage the project crew.
If you would like more information on this, or would like to volunteer, please contact the visitor center at 704.853.5275. Ask for Park Ranger Scott Coffman.
...::: Park Expansion :::...
Crowders has purchased 2,000 acres of land which is adjacent to Dixon School Road. The plan is to build a hiking trail which will connect Crowders Mountain State Park to Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina, and to have a backpack camping area somewhere along the trail.
Further development will include a parking facility, contact station, and picnic area off Van Dyke Road.
In addition, Crowders Mountain is also looking into the possibility of designating a 'bouldering area' and an additional rock climbing area within the newly purchased park expansion; and the possibility of horse and mountain bike trails.