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Volunteer Campground Hosts needed   

Serve as “live-in” host at park campground. Register campers, provide information and explain rules and regulations. Perform light maintenance work around the campground such as picking up litter, cleaning and stocking toilet facilities, cleaning campsites and selling firewood. This position requires working weekends, holidays and evening hours. Your campsite, with full RV hook-ups, provided free of charge while you volunteer.  For more information contact Ranger Jamie Cameron at 828-584-7728.

 Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:14am
Accepting Applications for Seasonal Employment   

Are you looking to make some extra money this summer?  Lake James State Park is currently accepting applications for the following seasonal positions: certified lifeguards, concession stand workers and general utility workers.  Most positions are 40 hours per week; we do have a few positions that are 24 hours per week.  Expect to work weekends and holidays.

To apply for any of these positions please go to https://oshr.nc.gov/document/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107 to download the application.  You may scan and email it to lake.james@ncparks.gov or mail to Lake James State Park, P.O. Box 340, Nebo, NC 28761 or drop it off at our park office.

 Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:14am
Bike Trails are OPEN   

The mountain bike trails are OPEN today.

 Posted on: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:41am

Lake James State Park

Lake James State Park offers a full menu of activities. Along with boating, swimming and fishing in the beautiful, clear waters of the 6,812-acre lake, there are 25 miles of trails, 15 of which are open to mountain biking. Trails vary from the short, educational Holly Discovery Trail with child-friendly activities, to the more adventurous, historic section of the Overmountain Victory Trail. There are three campgrounds. The Catawba River Area has 20 walk-in campsites, many of which offer lake views. The Paddy’s Creek Area has 33 drive-to, family-friendly campsites. The remote boat-in campground on the Long Arm Peninsula offers a true outdoor adventure for those willing to paddle or steer their canoes, kayaks or powerboats to their own slice of heaven. Boat ramps at Hidden Cove and Canal Bridge on NC 126 are located between the park’s two day-use areas. And, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available at the Paddy’s Creek Area concession stand from May through September.

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Contact:

Lake James State Park

6883 NC Hwy 126
NeboNC 28761
Phone828-584-7728
lake.james@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.750378
Longitude: -81.892075

Park Hours:

Day-use areas at Paddy's Creek and Catawba River:
December - February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm 
November: 7am - 8pm

Hidden Cove Boat Access Hours:
December - February:  closed
March, April, & October: 7am - 8pm
May - September: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 7pm 
All areas closed Christmas Day

Swim Area
10am - 6pm 
May 1 through September 30