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Kings Mountain parks

Robin Carter


From I-85 eastbound: Go to Exit 2 of I-85 in North Carolina. Exit south onto NC 216. In a bit more than a mile you will reach South Carolina, where the road continues as SC 216. Follow SC 216 for about 3 more miles to entrance of Kings Mountain National Military Park. At the York County line SC 216 becomes Road 705, Park Road. Keep going east on Park Road to reach Kings Mountain State Park.

From I-85 westbound: Go to Exit 8 of I-85 in North Carolina go south on NC 161 for about 6 miles. The entrance to Kings Mountain State Park is just south of the state line, on the left (west). This is Road 705, Park Road. To reach Kings Mountain National Military Park keep going west on Park Road.

From the east: From the intersection of SC 55 and SC 161 in Bethany (northwestern York County) go north on SC 161 for 4 miles. Just before the state line turn left (west) onto Road 705, Park Road at the entrance to Kings Mountain State Park. To reach Kings Mountain National Military Park keep going west on Park Road.

Birds to look for

Wild Turkey, Broad-winged Hawk (s), Yellow-billed Cuckoo (s), Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (w), Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Wood-Pewee (s), Acadian Flycatcher (s), Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher (s), White-eyed Vireo (s), Yellow-throated Vireo (s), Red-eyed Vireo (s), Brown Creeper (w), Veery (spring, fall), Gray-cheeked Thrush (spring, fall), Swainson's Thrush (spring, fall), Hermit Thrush (w), Wood Thrush (s), Blue-winged Warbler (spring, fall), Tennessee Warbler (spring, fall), Northern Parula (s), Yellow Warbler (spring, fall), Chestnut-sided Warbler (spring, fall), Magnolia Warbler (spring, fall), Cape May Warbler (spring, fall), Black-throated Blue Warbler (spring, fall), Yellow-rumped Warbler (w), Black-throated Green Warbler (spring, fall), Blackburnian Warbler (spring, fall), Yellow-throated Warbler (s), Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler (s), Bay-breasted Warbler (fall), Blackpoll Warbler (spring), Cerulean Warbler (spring, fall), Black-and-white Warbler (s), American Redstart (s), Prothonotary Warbler (s), Worm-eating Warbler (s), Ovenbird (s), Louisiana Waterthrush (s), Kentucky Warbler (s), Common Yellowthroat (s), Hooded Warbler (s), Yellow-breasted Chat (s), Summer Tanager (s), Scarlet Tanager (s), Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Fox Sparrow (w), Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow (w), Dark-eyed Junco (w), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (spring, fall), Purple Finch (w)


Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park form a large block of forest in the midst of the ever-growing suburbs of Charlotte, NC. This island of trees is becoming more and more important for forest-loving birds and is worth a visit at any season. The bird life here, as in most places, is most diverse during the spring and fall migrations.



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