Lake James State Park
Beginners’ Loop and West Wimba intermediate loop Open, East Wimba Loop Closed
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The East Wimba Loop intermediate mountain bike trail is closed due to wet conditions following recent precipitation. To preserve the trail from damage and keep our riders safe during these hazardous conditions, it will be closed whenever trail inspections reveal it too wet to allow use. The Tindo Loop beginners’ trail and West Wimba intermediate loop are open. Please check back to receive the latest information on trail closures.
Hiking the mountain bike trails is permitted whenever the trails are open. For the safety of all trail users, hikers must maintain vigilance for bikers and yield whenever mountain bikes are passing.
Updated: 2014-08-20 06:58:29
P.O. Box 340, 6883 NC Hwy 126, Nebo, NC 28761
GPS: 35.728710, -81.901123
Tucked into the rolling hill country at the base of mighty Linville Gorge is Lake James, a sprawling 6,812-acre reservoir with more than 150 miles of shoreline. This impressive waterway is the centerpiece of Lake James State Park, where nature offers scenic vistas of the Appalachian Mountain range and beckons those with an appetite for outdoor recreation.
Bring family and friends to one of North Carolina's most popular state parks for a variety of activities. Go swimming and sunbathing or enjoy a quiet picnic along the lakeshore. Boat, water ski or fish in the lake's cool mountain waters, or take a walk on the wild side and enjoy the beautiful forest wildflowers and abundant wildlife along park trails. Of course, you just may find that your favorite thing to do at Lake James is simply relaxing.
View the Master Plan for Lake James State Park