Locations / Directions / Hours

7600 N NC Hwy 16
Conover, NC 28613

(828) 256-9175
(828) 312-1064 Ranger's Mobile Phone #1
(828) 312-4834 Ranger's Mobile Phone #2

Open 7 Days a Week
November-February: 8AM-5PM
March and October: 8AM-7PM
April-September: 8AM-8PM
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and Day
Ranger on duty during park hours

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Directions: From 1-40: Take exit #132, go north on Highway 16 approximately 8 miles. Riverbend Park entrance is on the right before you cross the Catawba River.

6680 Bakers Mountain Rd.
Hickory, NC 28602

(828) 324-8461
(828) 312-4844 Ranger's Mobile Phone #1
(828) 312-1825 Ranger's Mobile Phone #2

Open 7 Days a Week
November-February: 8AM-5PM
March and October: 8AM-7PM
April-September: 8AM-8PM
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and Day
Ranger on duty during park hours

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Directions: From 1-40: Take exit #121, go south on Old Shelby Road for approximately 4.3 miles. Turn left on Bakers Mountain Road, and the entrance to the park is about a mile ahead. Look for park signs on street sign posts.

2247 36th Ave. NE
Hickory, NC 28601

(828) 441-7277

Open 7 Days a Week
November-February: 8AM-5PM
March and October: 8AM-7PM
April-September: 8AM-8PM
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and Day
Ranger on duty during park hours

Directions: From 1-40: Take exit #126, go north on McDonald Parkway approximately 3 miles. Turn right on Springs Road, go approximately 1 ½ miles Turn left onto Kool Park Road, go approximately 1 ¾ miles. Turn right onto 36th Ave. NC, go approximately ½ mile. The road ends at the park entrance.

Mountain Creek Park is scheduled to open to the public June 18, 2022. For more information, visit our Mountain Creek Park page.