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Creek Exploration

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park

Creek Exploration

Experiencing a peaceful mountain stream is something most everyone enjoys, but have you ever wondered what lives below the surface? From the creepy crawlies to the slimy swimmers, we will take a walk down to Paddy’s Creek to discover what calls Lake James’ streams home. Meet Ranger Kevin Bischof at the Holly Discovery Trail Parking Area for a short walk down to Paddy’s Creek. Bring sturdy footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. The creek discovery starts at 2 p.m. and will last about an hour. 

Date of Event: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Paddy's Creek Area - Holly Discovery Trailhead

Lake James State Park

7321 NC Hwy 126
NeboNC 28761
Latitude: 35.750378
Longitude: -81.892075

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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