Grill and Chill at McDowell Nature Preserve McDowell Nature Preserve
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Grill and Chill at McDowell Nature Preserve McDowell Nature Preserve
Grill and Chill at McDowell Nature Preserve
Free  .  Today, 9:00a - 5:00p

Grill and Chill at McDowell Nature Preserve

Free  .  Today, 9:00a - 5:00p

Wanna go on a little camping escapade but don't have the time to go to Appalachia? We've got you covered. McDowell Nature preserve has picnic tables, camping grounds and grills near gorgeous sites.

McDowell Nature Center features a huge park, a variety of ponds, creeks, picnic tables, camping grounds, grills, running and hiking trails. Near enough the city to make it an unburdensome drive, far away enough to feel detached from it all for a moment.

Plenty of access to water and lots kayaks for rent. You can bring the whole family—the area and amenities are very kid friendly (did we mention the playground?), or take in a lazy Sunday afternoon with a friend. The surrounding nature is diverse and the views over the water are simply stunning. Have a big reunion over your own homemade BBQ while watching the sunset over the lakes.

McDowell Nature Preserve
15222 York Rd
Charlotte, NC 28278
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9:00a - 5:00p

Sunday 1:00p - 5:00p
Monday 9:00a - 5:00p
Tuesday 9:00a - 5:00p
Wednesday 9:00a - 5:00p
Thursday 9:00a - 5:00p
Friday 9:00a - 5:00p
Saturday 9:00a - 5:00p
Free
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