Morrow Mountain State Park is located near Albermarle. The peak at Morrow
Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Uwharrie Mountains of central
North Carolina, offering stunning views of the surrounding area. Artifacts
found in the region suggest the presence of Native American dating back
12,000 years before European settlement.
Experience the Park!
■■ Spring peepers
■■ Chorus frogs
■■ Scarlet kingsnake
Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Rd.
Albemarle, NC 28001
GPS: 35.3737, -80.0734
■■ The park was established in 1939.
■■ White-tailed deer
The Uwharies are over 585 million years old and
once had peaks at 20,000 feet—that’s higher
than Mount Kilimanjaro!
■■ The house and farm of Dr. Francis Kron, a
pioneer physician, is located in the park.
■■ The Yadkin-Pee Dee River flows through
the park and is accessible from park docks.
■■ The park covers 4,742 acres.
■■ Lake Tillery offers opportunities of boating,
canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
■■ Onsite swimming pool, built by the Civilian
Conservation Corps and the Works Progress
Administration, offers low cost splashing.
■■ At 936 feet, Morrow Mountain is the highest of
the four peaks in the park.
■■ The summit of Morrow Mountain is one
of the largest prehistoric quarries in North
■■ Many of the buildings in the park are built
with argillite rock that was mined on site.
The summit of Morrow
Mountain was once mined
rhyodacite, which was
used by Natives to
points, knives and