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Halloween Event Notice:  We will hold our annual Halloween event in the campground on Saturday, October 27.  The event will begin at 6 p.m.  The gates will close to the public when the park is full or by 6 p.m., for the safety of our visitors.  We will ONLY accept cash for admission for this event.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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


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

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

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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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Kings Mountain State Park


Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Hike the Ridgeline Trail to visit Kings Mountain National Military Park and Crowders Mountain State Park in North Carolina.
  2. Visit Kings Mountain’s 1800s-era Living History Farm.
  3. Grab a rod and fish for bass, bream, crappie and catfish at one of the two lakes in the park.
  4. Bring your horse and saddle up for over 30 miles of equestrian trails.
  5. Enjoy the beautiful piedmont forest and camp at one of the park’s 115 campsites.