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Decided to try out the trails. The trails were well marked. They connect to each other, so we were able to do a 4.1 mile loop. The hike was peaceful. The trails were well kept. There are restrooms available near the parking lot. I’ll surely...More
A quiet walk with ample trails, meandering along Lake Wylie. Our mid-week visit showed no overcrowding. You're out in 'nature' so take drinking water and keep ears/ eyes open for possible siting's of squirrels and birds. Bring a picnic lunch. Although not a camper, really...More
We called the office around 2 pm and just wanted an RV site for the night. They were very nice and set us right up. We arrived after the office was closed around 6:30 pm. Found our site right away and had an easy drive...More
We enjoyed visiting the Nature Center and hiking trails. They allow a dog on a leash so we brought our dog with us.
The Nature Center is a small building with a few wildlife exhibits inside featuring small local wildlife. Lots of maps, brochures, and...More
We camped here for 2 nights ...wish it were longer! No noisy car and truck sounds, hard to believe in such a busy area...the sights aren’t huge but for 33$ a night who cares.
We spend a few sacred hours hiking the trails around the...More
The park had endless trails for all types of hikes. I've spent anywhere from 4 hours to 30 minutes walking on the trails. Very well maintained and bathrooms are everywhere for comfort. The breeze from the lake makes for a very comfortable hike! I wish...More
Wanting to benefit from the sunshine after Christmas and New Year we visited the park, which is free.
The woodlands looked superb, letting the sun through bare branches.
Trails are clearly marked and there is a map available.
Inside the Information centre you can see...More
McDowell is a really nice park not far from Charlotte. It has quite a few trails, but not all are well-marked.
We started at the nature center. The park staff were very helpful about choosing the trails. We stopped at the camping area and were...More