The Piedmont’s Kings Mountain State Park has miles of forested trails perfect for supreme Kings Mountain hiking, two fishing lakes, and sits adjacent to Kings Mountain National Military Park, , one of many national parkRevolutionary War sites. Local crowds flock to the park during regularly scheduled special events, especially every November when living history demonstrations are held at the park’s replica 1800s Piedmont farm.
For those who want to stay overnight at Kings Mountain, campgroundaccommodations–including equestrian facilities–are available at the Kings Mountain campground, with easy access to Kings Mountain hiking, fishing and more.
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.
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: Canoe and kayak rentals are offered at the 13-acre Lake Crawford. Check with the park for availability.
Playground Equipment: Yes
Picnic Shelters: Yes
Playground: A playground is located near Shelter 2.
Swimming: Swimming is not permitted in the park lakes.
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.
Camping Information: Each site is packed gravel and includes individual water and electrical hookups. Several sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet. The campground is convenient to restroom facilities with hot showers. While tent campers may use the main camping area, the park offers a designated tent site area which includes central water.