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Winter Employment Available!!!   

Lake Norman State Park is hiring a General Utility Worker (GUW). Work includes facility and grounds maintenance including but not limited to the following: cleaning bathrooms; emptying trash cans and litter disposal; mowing and trimming grass; trail maintenance; and assisting park staff in other necessary park operations. This is a 11-month seasonal position. This position works 40 hours a week. Weekend and holiday work is required. Pay is $8.00 per hour. If interested a State of North Carolina employment application (PD 107) must be completed. The application can be found online
Email applications to or fill out application and summit in person at   759 State Park Rd, Troutman, NC 28166.
Any questions please call 704-528-2125

 Posted on: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:20am

On Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Lake Norman State Park will be presenting a free festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the North Carolina State Park System.  The festival will explore the traditions of hiking, bicycling, and canoeing as both recreational pursuits and as traditional modes of basic transportation.   The festival will feature a traveling display of vintage bicycles from the North Carolina Transportation Museum and a historic camping reenactment by the Acorn Patrol Classic Camping Interpretation Team.  The camping reenactment will recreate the “Golden Years” of recreational outdoor living from 1880 to 1930 and will include period dress and equipment. 
Park Rangers will lead nature hikes throughout the day and will also teach 15 minute “Basic Paddling” courses to orient park visitors to proper canoeing and paddling techniques.   Other activities will include pressing apples to make cider, making S’mores over a fire, games, displays and nature exhibits.  Festival visitors can enjoy free one-hour canoeing, pedal boating, kayaking and paddle boarding on Park Lake.  Free popcorn will be provided.

Program times:
Hikes: Start at the out door class room and will continue down the Alder Trail. They will start at 10:30; 11:30; 12:30; and 1:30.

Basic Paddling: Program will be held at the canoe racks. They start at 11:00; 12:00; and 1:00.

Come spend a couple hours of free fun and exploration at your big backyard: Lake Norman State Park.  All festival events will be held around the park’s Visitor Center at the Park Lake waterfront.  The address is 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28166.  For more information, please call the park staff at (704) 528-6350.

 Posted on: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:27am
Itusi Trail is open.   

The Itusi Trail is open. 

 Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:54am

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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Nearby Attractions
Ft. Dobbs
N.C. Transporation Museum

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Seasonal Job Openings!

Have you thought about working in Lake Norman State Park? Well, we have great news, Lake Norman is taking applications for General Unitlity Workers, Office Assistants and Boathouse Clerks for the winter season!  Positions are available immediately!  If you have any questions about these positions, please feel free to call us at (704) 528-6350. 

Link for Applications!


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