Recreation facilities in the Stanly County area are many and varied. Stanly County is gaining additional recognition each year as the "Playground of the Lower Piedmont," for it is truly an ideal location for recreation. Morrow Mountain State Park is located in the county about six miles east of Albemarle. The park is bordered on two sides by Lake Tillery and covers 4,425 acres in the Uwharrie Mountains, the oldest mountain range in North America. Morrow Mountain's facilities include family campgrounds, vacation cabins, a large swimming pool and bathhouse, picnic areas, rental boats, a natural history museum, hiking and nature trails, an amphitheater, and a re-creation of the historical Kron House where Dr. Frances J. Kron lived in the early 1800's.
Hunting in Stanly County and adjoining Montgomery County for deer, quail, duck and rabbit is in abundance.
The Stanly County Country Club at Badin has a beautiful, well-maintained 18-hole championship course, swimming pool, tennis courts and a clubhouse. Piney Point Golf Club, another private club in Norwood, boasts an 18-hole course and modem clubhouse. Fifteen minutes from Albemarle lies Uwharrie Point, Home of the Old North State Club, the state's number two golf course, and the new Tillery Tradition golf community. Additional recreational needs are met by a growing host of privately-owned businesses, including batting cages, movie theaters, a gold mine, a bowling alley, roller skating rinks, arcade games, go-cart tracks, miniature golf courses, crafts studios, driving ranges, and others.