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Winter Waterfowl Boat Tour

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park
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7321 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761



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GPS: 35.750378, -81.892075


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

All areas closed Christmas Day

Canal Bridge Boat Access Hours:
January - December: open 24 hours per day

Hidden Cove Boat Access Hours:
December - February:  closed
March, April, & October: 7am - 8pm
May - September: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 7pm 

Swim Area
May 1 - September 30: 10am - 6pm

Winter Waterfowl Boat Tour

Many species of waterfowl, including ducks, grebes, loons and cormorants spend the winter months on Lake James and now you have an opportunity to observe them in their element. Ranger Jamie Cameron will be your captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat as we search for birds. The weather could be blustery, so be sure to dress warmly if you are one of the eight lucky participants. Registration is required and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the park office at 828-584-7728 to reserve your spot. Meet your captain at the Paddy's Creek Area, East Picnic Shelter at 10:45 a.m. for a briefing prior to departure promptly at 11 o’clock.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:45am

Start Location: 
Paddy's Creek Area East Picnic Shelter

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 9:45am
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 9:00am