What to do in Boone's Cave State Park

Boone's Cave State Park is a small park resting on 110 acres just north of Morrow Mountain State, its affiliate park. Located just off Interstate 85 and State Route 150, this park has never been intensely developed as a recreation site. The park is strictly a day use facility nestled in a peaceful rural atmosphere mixed with large elegant country estates and beautiful green horse farms. It is believed, but never, confirmed that Squire Boone, Daniel Boone's father moved to this site in the mid 1700's. There is an old homestead site, but all that remains are large hearthstones. The park received its name from Boone's Cave, also known as Devil's Den. The cave lies on a steep slope facing the serpentine Yadkin River. The entryway to this 80-foot-long passage is small, only about two - three feet high. Formed by the river's floodwaters, this cave is where Daniel Boone purportedly hid from hostile Indians.

Recreation
Boone's Cave State Park is an undeveloped 100-acre parcel offering a secluded, quiet visit amid a rolling forest of mixed hardwoods. It is a day use park offering limited facilities. A picnic shelter, several picnic tables and a half-mile hiking trail. The closest fishing opportunity is in the adjacent Yadkin River. Hunters will find a portion of the Alcoa Game Land immediately west of the park lying between Singleton Road and Point Road. White-tailed deer, raccoon, fox, rabbit and quail are harvested annually.

Location
The park is located 14 miles west of Lexington via US 64 and NC 150.

Climate
North Carolina has a temperate climate with mild winters and long fall and spring months. Summers can be hot and humid, especially in the piedmont and coastal plain region, which don't get relief from coastal breezes or higher elevations. The mountains tend to be substantially cooler and receive some winter snow.

In the Piedmont Region, winter daytime temperatures normally range from the upper 30's to the upper 40s. Summer daytime temperatures range from the high 70's to the low 90's. The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 44-52 inches (112-132 centimeters).

Address
Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001

Phone: 704-982-4402

Fax: 704-982-5323

Email: momo@ctc.net
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