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McDowell Nature Preserve

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15222 York Rd Charlotte NC 28278
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(704) 588-5224
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(704) 588-5226

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Status: Closed

Sunday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Monday
9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am-5:00pm
Friday
9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am-5:00pm

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Mcdowell Park is located at the address 15222 S Tryon St in Charlotte, North Carolina 28278. They can be contacted via phone at (704) 588-5224 for pricing, hours and directions.

Mcdowell Park has an annual sales volume of 501K - 999,999. . For more information contact Rhonda Anderson, Manager

For maps and directions to Mcdowell Park view the map to the right. For reviews of Mcdowell Park see...

Along the banks of Lake Wylie, McDowell Nature Center and Preserve is an almost undeveloped forest area and one of Charlotte's main attractions. The center aims to educate people about the need to conserve the ecology and environment. The place is home to over 100 species of birds and 21 species of mammals and amphibians. Rare species, such as the Seminole bat and the Loggerhead Shrike, are...

McDowell Nature Center serves as the gateway to the 1107- acre McDowell Nature Preserve and is the source for educational programs and information on the preserve's natural communities, flora, and fauna. The preserve, the oldest in Mecklenburg County, has been left 90% undeveloped and protects mostly forested, rolling terrain along the banks of Lake Wylie.

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Average Rating
100

Great spot for fishing. Has a dock, rental kayaks and canoes, a boardwalk and loads of trails. Parking is kind of limited down by the water. They do have a campground on site. Beautiful place to take a picnic lunch and do some fishing with the kids. Dog friendly. Will be going back alot this summer.

Very nice campground

Average Rating
100

We went to Charlotte and decided to camp at the McDowell nature center campground. Very clean, quiet, and the restrooms were very large and nice. It takes approx.. 30 min. to get to the downtown area from here so not too bad. Did not get to see any of the park as this was a quick trip but I would...

Fun in nature

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100

Took the grandkids to the nature center where they saw snakes, frogs and turtles. Had a picnic nearby and hiked the Sierra trail. Great because they could go ahead of of us and explore safely still in our sight range. Went on trail by the lake, stooped at the playground area and really enjoyed the afternoon.

Nice Campground

Average Rating
80

Great location just off a major Charlotte street. Easy access to a variety of services and shops, restaurants, etc. Right on Lake Wylie. Sites rather uneven but usable. Better than average bathrooms. Reasonable rates - $33 per night for an RV site.

A Nice Saturday Afternoon Hike

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100

The Center is on the shores of large man-made Lake Wylie. There are about seven miles of hiking trails -- we hiked about 2 1/2 miles, roundtrip from the nature center to the shoreline and mostly along the shore. Be sure to get the free map from the nature center. The trails are in general easy to follow, but there...

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Best Attractions & Activities: One of the first parks owned by Mecklenburg County, McDowell Park hasn't been around for long (it first opened in the mid-70s), but during its short existence it has grown from a 136-acre lake-side park to emerge as one of Charlotte's most noteworthy natural assets. From upland hardwood forests to Piedmont prairie, the park offers a variety of beautiful landscapes...

McDowell Nature Center and Preserve offers outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing and kayaking. The area is near Lake Wylie and visitors can enjoy the live, native animals.

Along the banks of Lake Wylie, McDowell Nature Center and Preserve is an almost undeveloped forest area and one of Charlotte's main attractions. The center aims to educate people about the need to conserve the ecology and environment. The place is home to over 100 species of birds and 21 species of mammals and amphibians. Rare species, such as the Seminole bat and the Loggerhead Shrike, are...

Nature Center

Bat Encounter!, an amazing multi-media presentation, features a variety of live bats including a gigantic flying fox, an endangered golden bat, a straw-colored fruit bat, and a U.S. micro bat. The audience will be shown a bat detector which will allow them to hear a live bat’s echolocation, a technique used for navigation, and to locate and identify insects and other objects.

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