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McDowell Nature Center and Preserve


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South Charlotte

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Velma Pridemore

10 months ago

An absolutely awesome park, and so close to home! Love the trails, the picnic benches and the amazing views out at Lake Wylie! Just the place to go to catch a magnificent sunset!!



5 months ago

This place was So amazing! My family and I had an Amazing time and the camping location was everything we could ask for. Our tent pad was very spacious, we had a grill, our own electricity, our own water and trash can. We were within very close proximity to the bath house which was kept very clean. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful! The nights were quiet so we got a good nights rest. We will definitely be booking another visit!!! The campground has so much to offer. I just wish it hadn't rained so much so we would have been able to adventure out some and discover more.


Thai Kajangu

a year ago

I have visited this park twice now. Have enjoyed our time both times. It is free to get in and parking is usually not an issue. We havent hiked all the different trails yet, we mainly walk along the river and play in the water. Its a great place for dates, picnics or just meditate. There are bathrooms available, and a playground for the kids. Check out the pics!


Myo Z. Oo

5 months ago

It was so clean and fun. There's a massive teepee like thing to the side that my son was interested in too. Also a board that shows you what other things are going on in the park and I want to go on one of the kayaking days now too!


Keeli Thompson

6 months ago

Gorgeous place to be. Normally isnt super busy and thats what I look for in a park/ hiking trails! Its mostly shaded when walking through the woods so even on hot days my pup can enjoy being outside with me.

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