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Lake Norman State Park

Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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Swimming Area is Open   

Lifeguards are on duty and protecting the swimming area at Lake Norman State Park between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm most days.  Swimming is $5.00 per day for those 13 years of age and above; $4.00 per day for those 3 to 12 years of age, and those under 3 years of age swim for free.  On days when there are not sufficient lifeguards to offer service, there is no charge for the use of the swimming area, but do use caution, keep a close eye on children, use a personal floatation device, stay within the swimming area, and always swim with a friend.

The Concession Stand is oper every day at the Lake Norman State Park Swimming Area.

 Posted on: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:12pm
The Itusi Trail is CLOSED!   

The Itusi Trail is CLOSED!

 Posted on: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:37am

Lake Norman State Park

Lake Norman State Park, on the largest manmade lake in North Carolina, boasts one of the region’s more popular mountain biking network, offering 30.5 miles of single-track trail. Nearby are a 125-yard-long swim beach and bathhouse complex as well as a boat ramp and opportunities for fishing from spots along park trails. A family campground with 32-sites and a group campground are available during warm-weather months, and a community building with kitchen facilities, restrooms and fireplace can be rented for family and group events year round. Free interpretive programs are complemented by educational exhibits throughout the visitor center and along the child-friendly Dragonfly Trail.

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Nearby Attractions
Ft. Dobbs
N.C. Transporation Museum


Lake Norman State Park

759 State Park Road
TroutmanNC 28166
Latitude: 35.672548
Longitude: -80.932500

Park Hours:

November- February 7am - 6pm
March, April, September and October: 7am - 8pm
May, June, July and August: 7am - 9pm

Family Campground and Boat Launch are open 24 hours through the St. Johns Road entrance.

Park Office
Everyday: 8am - 5pm