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Lake Norman State Park

Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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Controlled Fire on March 16, 2018    

On Friday, March 16, the Lake Norman State Park staff and Rangers from the NC Division of Forest Resources will be conducting a prescribed burn at Lake Norman State Park.  The prescribed burn will be conducted on approximately 28 acres near the intersection of Wildlife Road and State Park Road. Some visitor areas and trails will likely be temporarily closed during the prescribed burns, including the Wildlife, Fallstown and Fox Loops of the bicycle trail system.

Prescribed burns are used as a resource management tool in many locations by the state parks system. Some plant communities and animal species rely on periodic fire for their existence. The prescribed burns also reduce the amount of potential wildfire fuel and help protect a park’s resources and neighboring landowners if lightning, arson or carelessness sparks a wildfire.

 Posted on: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:20pm
Itusi Trail is OPEN!   

The Itusi Trail is OPEN!

 Posted on: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:28pm

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