Mountain Creek Park

Mountain Creek Park – Opening June 18, 2022!

Located on the northwestern tip of Lake Norman in Sherrills Ford, this 606-acre park features an extensive 18.7-mile trail network and a host of other amenities including an adventure playground, a mountain bike skills course and tool stations, pickleball courts, a dog park, fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, an outdoor classroom, an observation platform, picnic shelters and a paved ADA-accessible trail that winds through a quiet cove.

Mountain biking is at the heart of Mountain Creek Park. Along with dedicated bike-only trails and endless route variations within the trail system, Mountain Creek Park is destined to quickly become a regional mountain biking destination.

Grand Opening Celebration: June 18, 2022

Mountain Creek Park will open to the public with a Grand Opening celebration on June 18, 2022. The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Scheduled Grand Opening Activities Include:

  • 8:00 a.m. Bird Walk with Ranger Dwayne Martin
  • 9:00 a.m. Pollinator Garden Tour with Ranger Tiffany Huffman
  • 9:50 a.m. Flag Ceremony with Boy Scout Troop 372
  • 10:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 11:00 a.m. Pump Track Demonstration
  • 12:00 p.m. Guided Hike with Ranger Matthew Rodriguez
  • 1:00 p.m. Bike Tools Station Demo
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Kids Corner Games + Crafts
  • 4:00 p.m. Foraging Hike with Ranger Tommy Morrell
  • 5:00 p.m. Guided Hike with Ranger Melody Key
  • 6:00 p.m. Tree ID Hike with Ranger Lori Owenby

Other Activities & Amenities Available on Opening Day Include:

  • Food Trucks
  • Scavenger Hunt with Prizes
  • Vendor Fair
  • Selfie Station
  • Face Painting
  • Adventure Playground
  • Fishing Pier
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Canoe/Kayak Launch
  • Self-Guided Hiking + Biking
  • Dog Park (pass required with fee)
  • And more!

Location:
6554 Little Mountain Rd.
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
828-465-9645

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Mountain Creek Park Design Plans

Mountain Creek Park was created through a public-private partnership among Catawba County, the North Carolina Land and Water Fund, Duke Energy, and the Catawba Lands Conservancy. Wirth & Associates, Inc., served as the design-build consultant for the park. Park construction was provided by JD Goodrum Company, and the trails were designed and built by Elevated Trail Design. The park is operated by Catawba County as part of the Catawba County Park System, which includes Bakers Mountain Park in Hickory, Riverbend Park in Conover, and St. Stephens Park in Hickory.