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NC Science Festival, Statewide Star Party

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00am
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am

NC Science Festival, Statewide Star Party

Back by popular demand, Lake James State Park and the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club will be co-hosting the Annual Statewide Star Party. Learn some basic star gazing tips and take home your own star chart. There will be telescopes and binoculars set up for viewing the night sky, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Folding chairs are also recommended. We will meet in the upper parking lot of the Paddy’s Creek Area at 7:45 p.m. and get things rolling as soon as it gets dark and stars and planets start showing themselves.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:45pm
Start Location: 
Paddy's Creek Area - Swimbeach Parking Lot

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:
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May - September: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 7pm 
All areas closed Christmas Day

Swim Area
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