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Lake Norman State Park

Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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Controlled Burn at Visitor Center   

Lake Norman State Park may be conducting a controlled burn on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in the area surrounding the Visitor Center. During this time the Alder Trail, Dragon Fly Trail and Itusi Connector trails will be temporarily closed. The remainder of the Itusi Trail will remain open and can be accessed by the road. Please stay out of burned area until deemed safe by staff. Thank you! 

 Last updated on: Monday, March 18, 2019

Itusi Trail is OPEN!    

The Itusi Trail is OPEN! (Hawk and Hicks Creek loops are temporarily closed for repairs).

 Last updated on: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hawk and Hicks Creek Loops -...   

The Hawk and Hicks Creek loops are both temporarily closed for repairs. This closure will be in place for at least 30 days. Crews are working to build a more modern, sustainable trail. The closure will also allow time for the tread to settle and not get damaged. 

 Last updated on: Friday, March 8, 2019

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

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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