The mountain bike trails at Lake James are temporarily closed to allow them to dry out following recent precipitation. To protect the trails from damage and keep our riders safe during these hazardous conditions, they will be closed whenever trails are too wet to allow riders. Accordingly, riders should contact the park prior to arrival to confirm that the trail is open.
Updated: 2015-04-25 08:31:28
SWIM BEACH IS CLOSED UNTIL MAY 1. April gate hours: 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Please note that the park closes at 8 p.m. (March - May). It is unlawful to be in the park after hours. The Catawba River Area Campground is open and campground gates close at 9 p.m. Swim beach and Canoe and Kayak rentals remain closed.
Updated: 2015-04-22 07:58:17
Nature offers scenic vistas of the Appalachian Mountain range at Lake James.
Enjoy the sandy swim beach.
Cyclists enjoy the park's biking trails.
Park rangers lead educational and interpretive programs.
Backpack campsites are located along or near the lake shoreline.
Wildflowers abound in the park.
Cool, deep waters and warm surface waters provide a variety of sport fishing.
You bring the food and we'll supply the atmosphere.