Don’t Release Your Unwanted Iguanas at Crowders Mtn. State Park

Instead, enjoy Shorts Lake... while you can.

Chances are you’ve hiked at Crowders Mountain State Park on one occasion or someone in your Instagram feed has. And who could blame them? At only a 30-minute drive from Charlotte, it’s a great place to get back to nature and see the Charlotte skyline from a cool angle (aka far away).

But did you know there’s a lake at the park? If you ask Park Ranger Kelly Cooke, he’ll tell you it’s more like a pond. And does that area have a history.