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Mrs. Barbara McCloskey, a long time friend of Crowders Mountain State Park,
passed away on November 9, 2017, at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, NC.
She and her family were instrumental in the establishment of Crowders Mountain State Park.
She will be missed. Our condolences go out to her family.
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Fur, Fangs, and Feathers Fall Festival
Coming again from 10AM to 2PM on November 11, 2017!
at Crowders Mountain State Park, Sparrow Springs Main Visitor Center
Come Join us as we celebrate Fall at Crowders Mountain State Park. This is a family-friendly event with exhibits from a variety of earth-friendly organizations. The Special focus for 2017 is the 100th anniversary of World War I. The area that is now Crowders Mountain State Park was formerly Camp Chronicle, a military installation. Limited parking is available at the Main Visitor Center. Check here and/or call Crowders Mountain State Park at 704-853-5375 for more information.
The Friends Newest BOULDER supporter – Caroline Cox
Caroline Cox has provided a donation of $1000.00 to the Friends of Crowders Mountain State Park in loving memory of Mrs. Linda C. Bell. The Friends appreciate the generosity of Caroline Cox in remembering Crowders Mountain State Park and Mrs. Bell. Check back for more information regarding how this donation will be used to help the park and as a memorial to Mrs. Linda C. Bell.
Solar Eclipse at Crowders Mountain State Park
Come join us at Crowders Mountain State Park for activities related to the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. The eclipse will begin around noon, with at least 95% totality predicted for Gaston County around 230PM. Telescopes will be set up at the Main Visitor Center for you to witness this rare occurrence, and staff will be available to assist. Sorry, there are no solar glasses available at the Park.
Welcome to Crowders Mountain State Park’s new Superintendent, Glen George
The Friends of Crowders Mountain State Park welcome CMSP’s new Superintendent, Glen George.
Glen has been a Park Ranger at CMSP for many years.
The Friends look forward to working with Superintendent George in his new position.
Donation in Memory of Mrs. Linda C. Bell
A generous donation to the Friends of Crowders Mountain State Park was made in memory of Mrs. Linda C. Bell by Randy and Susan Bell. The Friends appreciate the Bell Family for considering us. We will use the donation to support Crowders Mountain State Park activities.
FOCM Newest Boulder Supporter
The Community Foundation of Gaston County
The Community Foundation of Gaston County has awarded a $4,500 grant to The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. to support efforts to make the Crowders Mountain State Park experience more fulfilling to visitors who may have physical challenges and visual impairments. The grant will be matched by exhibit repair funds already allocated.
The Sparrow Springs Visitor Center exhibit hall will be retrofitted to enable a guided experience for youth, elderly and others to achieve a similar connection to the Park as that experienced by the more than 700,000 hikers/campers/climbers who visit the Park each year. This experience will be a hands-on educational tour of erosion and rock formations and provide a closer connection to the monadnocks viewed by anyone traveling through the area.
The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. is greatly appreciative for the support of The Community Foundation of Gaston County for its support in this effort. This new display will serve those who visit the park for many years to come.
FOCM’s Newest PINNACLE Corporate Supporter
9755 Northlake Centre Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28216
The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. has been awarded a $10,000 grant from REI to allow for individuals to acquire the necessary required training, equipment, and resources to conduct monthly volunteer trail work days in multiple heavily used areas of the park and alleviate the work load on park staff.
FOCM would like to take this opportunity to thank REI for their generosity.
FOCM’s Newest BEDROCK Corporate Supporter
Walmart Supercenter Store #5298
223 N Myrtle School Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052
Walmart Supercenter Store #5298 awarded the Friends of Crowders Mountain a $500 grant towards a future prescribed burn at Crowders Mountain State Park.
The proceeds will be used to support the firefighters conducting the prescribed burn.
FOCM would like to thank Walmart Store #5298 for their grant.
Earth’s Last Stand Reenactment March
Sunday, October 30th, 2016!
9:00 am at the Dixie Village Shopping Center on West Franklin Blvd in Gastonia, NC.
Join us as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth’s Last Stand March which was instrumental in establishing Crowders Mountain as a North Carolina State Park.
45 years ago, plans were initiated to strip-mine Crowders Mountain like Henry’s Knob in South Carolina. Local citizens held a protest march which influenced the General Assembly to designated Crowders Mountain as a State Park.
We will be walking from Dixie Village Shopping Center on West Franklin to the Linwood Access of Crowders Mountain State Park on Archie Whitesides Road. There will be a shuttle to Dixie Village as well as a shuttle to the Main Visitor Center for the Fur, Fangs and Feathers Fall Festival from 1PM to 4PM. The shuttle will run from 9AM until 430PM.
In order to participate, you must register at the Main Vistor Center of Crowders Mountain State Park or call (704)-853-5375.