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Winter Plant Hike

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:45pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:45pm
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 5:00pm

Winter Plant Hike

The holiday season is upon us and the leaves have fallen off the trees. Many folks think there isn’t a lot of green left to see when they hike in the winter landscape, but they’re in for a surprise. Join Park Ranger Kevin Bischof as he hikes along the Holly Discovery Trail in search of the plants that hold their green coloration even through winter. The hike is approximately .75 miles in length. Please meet at the Holly Discovery Trailhead located in the Paddy’s Creek Area at 1 p.m.

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