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McDowell Nature Center and Preserve

Type: Parks, Reserves

Map / Directions 10Best Says

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...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Nature Center (Mar - Nov): Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1am-5pm
  • Nature Center (Dec - Feb): Wed-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm
  • Nature Preserve (Jan - Dec): Daily 7am-Sunset

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Mar 1-Oct 31 (weekends & holidays)
    Entry Per Vehicle $3 - $5


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