Shop Reservations Newsroom


Fall Colors Hike

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park

Fall Colors Hike

There is no better time to hike in the mountains of North Carolina than the fall and with that, arguably no better time to hike at Lake James State Park. So come out and do it! Meet Park Ranger Kevin Bischof at the Catawba River Area to enjoy the park in all its fall glory. Along the way you will discover how the leaves got those beautiful fall colors and what happened to the summer green we grew used to seeing for the last six months. If you wonder what types of trees bring your favorite autumn reds, or which trees bring brown and yellow to the color wheel, this is a hike you won’t want to miss. In addition to the color change, tree ID will be discussed along the hike. Meet at the office of the Catawba River Area at 10 a.m. 

Date of Event: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Catawba River Area - Park Office

Lake James State Park

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

Map of North Carolina


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