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Exploring the River Section

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park
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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 1:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 9:00am

Exploring the River Section

Most tours of Lake James State Park stick to well-worn trails and lake overlooks. This field trip promises to be different, as Park Ranger Clay Veasey leads an intrepid group of explorers down into the inaccessible “River Section” of the park. Scouting forays have shown the area to be a haven for birds, reptiles and amphibians, mammals and all other manners of wildlife. There’s no telling what we’ll turn up. There are no trails so be prepared for a challenging, but potentially rewarding experience. Meet at the Canal Bridge Boat Access parking area at 2 p.m.

Date of Event: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Canal Bridge Boat Access

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:
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March, April, & October: 7am - 8pm
May - September: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 7pm 
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Swim Area
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