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Lake Norman State Park

Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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Itusi Trail is CLOSED   

The Itusi Trail is closed to mountain biking and hiking due to wet conditions.  Bikers are welcome to ride the park roads.  Hikers can utilize the Alder, Dragonfly, or Lake Shore Trail for hiking only.

 Posted on: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 9:11pm

Lake Norman State Park

Lake Norman State Park, on the largest manmade lake in North Carolina, boasts one of the region’s more popular mountain biking network, offering 30.5 miles of single-track trail. Nearby are a 125-yard-long swim beach and bathhouse complex as well as a boat ramp and opportunities for fishing from spots along park trails. A family campground with 32-sites and a group campground are available during warm-weather months, and a community building with kitchen facilities, restrooms and fireplace can be rented for family and group events year round. Free interpretive programs are complemented by educational exhibits throughout the visitor center and along the child-friendly Dragonfly Trail.

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Latest Park News:

Seeking Volunteers for Campground Host 2016

Lake Norman State Park is seeking campground hosts for 2016.  Campground hosts are asked to serve for one or two continous months, with some flexibilty. The Lake Norman Campground operates all year and applications are always accepted for future considerations.

Volunteering as a Campground Host is an opportunity to become involved in the management of a NC State Park area. Campground hosts are allowed to stay in the campground and use the park’s facilities free of charge. Full RV hookups are provided.

Seasonal Job Openings!

Have you thought about working in Lake Norman State Park? Well, we have great news, Lake Norman is taking applications for the Seasonal General Unitlity Workers, Boathouse Clerks, Refreshment Stand Clerks and Lifeguard positions!  Some positions are available immediately, while others are for the summer season only.  If you have any questions about these positions, please feel free to call. 


Lake Norman State Park

759 State Park Road
TroutmanNC 28166
Latitude: 35.672548
Longitude: -80.932500

Park Hours:

November- February 7am - 6pm
March, April, May, September and October: 7am - 8pm
June, July and August: 7am - 9pm

Family Camp and Boat Launch are open 24 hours through the St. Johns Road entrance.

Park Office
Everyday: 8am - 5:00pm