Kings Mountain State Park

Coordinates: 35°07′50″N 81°20′44″W / 35.1304567°N 81.3454417°W / 35.1304567; -81.3454417
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Kings Mountain State Park
The entrance on SC 161 to Kings Mountain State Park near Blacksburg, SC
Kings Mountain State Park is located in South Carolina
Kings Mountain State Park
Kings Mountain State Park is located in the United States
Kings Mountain State Park
LocationYork County, South Carolina
Coordinates35°07′50″N 81°20′44″W / 35.1304567°N 81.3454417°W / 35.1304567; -81.3454417
Area6,885 acres (2,786.3 ha)
Camp sitesPacked gravel with electric and water as well as tent sites with central water.
Hiking trails16 miles (26 km)
Other informationFeatures include:Two fishing lakes, nature trails, a living history farm, jon boat, canoe, and cabin rentals
Kings Mountain State Park Historic District
Area6,883 acres (2,785.5 ha)
ArchitectCivilian Conservation Corps
Architectural styleLate 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Rustic Parkitecture
MPSSouth Carolina State Parks MPS
NRHP reference No.08000185[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 14, 2008

Kings Mountain State Park is a South Carolina state park located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. It is situated in York County near the city of Blacksburg, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina near Interstate 85.

This large hilly park includes the Living History Farm, which is representative of a typical early 19th-century Piedmont farm. It includes a barn, cotton gin, blacksmith, and carpenter shop.

The park also surrounds 65-acre (26 ha) Lake York as well as the smaller Lake Crawford.[2][3]

The park has connecting trails to the adjoining Kings Mountain National Military Park and Crowders Mountain State Park.


6,141 acres (2,485 ha) of this park were donated in 1934 by the U.S. Government. An additional 744 acres (301 ha) were donated and purchased in 1995. The park was largely developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[2][4][5] The Kings Mountain State Park Historic District was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]


  • Admission, $3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free
  • Camping, $17 – $22 per day
  • Fishing boat rentals, $10.00 per half day & $20.00 per full day

Nearby state parks[edit]

The following state parks and state forests are within 30 miles (48 km) of Kings Mountain State Park:

Croft State Park
Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina
Mountain Island Educational State Forest, North Carolina
South Mountains State Park, North Carolina

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b About This Park – Kings Mountain State Park – South Carolina Parks
  3. ^ Kings Mountain State Park
  4. ^ Dunn, Kristina; Al Hester (January 23, 2008). "Kings Mountain State Park Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Kings Mountain State Park Historic District, Cherokee and York Counties (1277 Park Rd., Blacksburg vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved June 23, 2012.

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