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(2/26/15) Lake James State Park is now open! Mountain Bike Trails are Closed!
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Lake James State Park is now open. Please remain cautious as roadways, walkways, and trails are still slick due to recent snowfall. The mountain bike trails are CLOSED until further notice. Please check this website for updates.
Updated: 2015-02-26 10:42:45
Please note that the park now closes at 6 p.m. (December - February). It is unlawful to be in the park after hours.
Campground is closed until March 1.
Canoe and Kayak rentals closed for the season.
Updated: 2015-02-17 08:01:18
Day-use areas at Paddy's Creek and Catawba River:
November - February 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March, April May, September, & October 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
June, July, & August 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Catawba River Area Campground and Boat Ramps:
December, January, & February, 7 a.m. - 6p.m.(Campground and Hidden Cove Access closed)
March, April, & October 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
May - September, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
November 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
All areas closed Christmas Day
Swim Area Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
May 1 through September 30