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Phones Out of Service   

Phones are out of service for the park. If you need to contact the park office, please call our alternate number, 828-652-5047, or email lake.james@ncparks.gov. This alert will be removed once phone service is restored.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mountain Bike Trails are OPEN today   

The mountain bike trails are OPEN today.

The direction of the mountain bike trails have changed  Both Wimba trails are going in a clockwise direction, and both Tindo trails are going in a counterclockwise direction.
 

 Last updated on: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Events and Programs

Lake James State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 


7321 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761

828-584-7728
lake.james@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

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

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