Lake Norman State Park
Canoe and pedal boat rentals are open from 12 pm until 4:30 pm on weekends only through May 20th. Beginning May 26th, they will operate on a daily basis from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Due to pending construction in the Park Lake area, boat rental operations may be closed at any time. Contact the park office for the most current information.
The swimming area is open daily from 10 am until 6 pm. A swimming fee may be charged beginning May 25th through Labor Day if a sufficient number of lifeguards are employed. Fees are $5 for 13 and older and $4 for ages 3-12.
Updated: 2013-05-13 09:18:49
159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman, NC 28166
GPS: 35.6652, -80.9421
At Lake Norman State Park, fun is just a matter of scale. On one hand, there's the largest manmade lake in the state, Lake Norman. When filled to capacity, its surface area is 32,510 acres with a shoreline of 520 miles and a main channel 34 miles in length ? thus its nickname, the "Inland Sea." Thirteen miles of the shoreline are in the state park, which provides boating access.
On another hand, the park boasts its own 33-acre lake where fishing and boating are enjoyed. And with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, interpretive programs and campgrounds, there's more to Lake Norman State Park than merely water.