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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Please do not depend completely on GPS or online map routing when coming to Kings Mountain State Park.  Directions are written out below for your convenience.

From I-85 Southbound (coming from Charlotte): Take exit 8, turn left onto Hwy 161, go across NC/SC state line and park entrance will be on the right.  Once you turn into the park, the campground/day-use area entrance will be on your right, just before the park office.

From I-85 Northbound (coming from Spartanburg): Take NC exit 2, onto Hwy 216/Park Road/705/Battleground Rd. Turn right and travel approximately five miles through the National Park and the park office will be on the right.  As your pass the park office, the campground/day-use area will be on your left.

From I-77:Take exit for Hwy 5 toward Rock Hill. Follow Hwy 5 through Rock Hill to York. In York, turn N onto Hwy 321, then bear left onto Hwy 161, entrance will be on the left.  Once you turn into the park, the campground/day-use area entrance will be on your right, just before the park office.


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HOURS

8 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended to 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon & 4 - 5 p.m. M-F

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ADMISSION

$2/adult; $1.25 SC Seniors; age 15 & younger free

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in or around cabins, cabin areas or other lodging facilities.

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Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish from a rental jon boat in the park’s 65-acre Lake York. Bank fishing is allowed on 13-acre Lake Crawford. A South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: Personal kayaks, canoes and non-motorized john boats may be launched at Lake Crawford and Lake York for a $5/day charge. Watercraft must be carried to the shore from the parking area. Visitors may obtain a permit at the Trading Post or park office.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats rent for $20/day.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Seasonal rental pedal boats and canoes are offered at the 13-acre Lake Crawford. Check with the park for availability.

  • Paddling: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at Kings Mountain State Park.
  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: The park store offers limited grocery items and souvenirs. It is open on weekends from March-Nov.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: A playground is located near Shelter 2.

  • Swimming: Swimming is not permitted in the park lakes.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities: The park has a volleyball court, basketball court and ping pong table available for visitor use.

  • Equestrian Camping: The equestrian camping area includes 15 equestrain campsites which rent for $12/site/night. Central water is available and privy toilets are nearby.

    To make equestrian camping reservations, you must call the park directly at 803-222-3209.

  • Equestrian Trails: The park’s 15 miles of equestrian trails connect to the national park’s equestrian trails.

  • Hiking Trails: The park has several hiking trails. The 16-mile Kings Mountain Hiking Trail, the 1.5-mile Farm Trail and the 1.8-mile Ridgeline Trail. The Ridgeline Trail provides a unique trail experience connecting three parks and two states. The trail connects Kings Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park and Crowder's Mountain State Park in North Carolina.

  • Walking/Nature Trails: The .7-mile Nature Trail at the park provides a leisurely walk.

  • Biking Trails: There is no bike trail at the park. Visitors may ride bikes on paved roads.

  • Hiking: Yes