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30 Years of Lake James State Park

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30 Years of Lake James State Park

It's not every day you can celebrate a 30-year anniversary. Local and state officials, community leaders and Friends group volunteering descended today on Lake James State Park to recognize three decades of service and dedication to outdoor recreation in Burke and McDowell counties. Among several tireless advocates who received recognition, Superintendent Nora Coffey was presented a certificate of appreciation for her oversight and guidance as the park expands its reach and offerings to visitors.State Parks Director Mike Murphy

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park

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