McDowell Nature Center and Preserve
I had a wonderful time at McDowell. I am so happy I selected this place for camping. This was the first time I had ever gone camping and I couldnt have asked for a better place! It is a beautiful campground and really easy to navigate. The trails are very beautiful. The bathrooms are big and private and very comfortable and well lit. McDowell Campground is going to be the place I stop to rest any time I road trip up north. Would be great for families :)
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!
After my wonderful experience at Lake Norman, we just had to give Mcdowell Nature Preserve a try. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. Such nice scenery! I am absolutely in love with nature and this place completely fills me up. It is a must see if you are an outdoor woodsy type person like me.
Awesome place to getaway from the craziness!!
Nicely maintained trails. A nice kids jungle gym area. Lots of picnicking areas and parking. I just wish there was a little more grass for spreading out a blanket.