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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
Itusi Bike Trails are CLOSED.   

Itusi Bike Trails are CLOSED.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Current status of park facilities   

The swim beach remains CLOSED. There are NO boat rentals or concessions.

The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily. All visitors must wear a mask or face covering while inside the visitor center.

Hiking trails, boat ramp, and some restroom facilities are open. Bike trails are open, weather permitting. There are no reservations permitted for the community building or picnic shelters.

Family campsites and group campsites are open for reservations. Visit the reservations website or call 1-877-722-6762 to make a reservation.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 5, 2020

Family campground construction   

Please pardon the noise! We are building a new bathhouse, six new camper cabins, and adding 11 full hook-up sites with water, electricity, and sewer in our family campground. The work is expected to last until December of this year.   

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Lake Norman State Park


Contact the park
 

704-528-6350

lake.norman@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

759 State Park Road
Troutman, NC 28166

GPS: 35.6725, -80.9325
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • 24-hour access to campground and boat launch is available through the entrance on St. Johns Road.
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 12:00pm
    1:00pm to 3:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Camping

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMENITIES:

Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.

 

Tent and trailer camping

Tent pads, picnic tables and grills are available at 33 sites. Occupancy is limited to one family or six people per site.

Some campsites can accommodate RVs. There are no hookups, but a dump station is provided. Check the reservations website for more details.

Quiet hours are between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Generator use, amplified music, intrusive noises and driving through the campground are not allowed during quiet hours.

All visitors who are not registered campers and are not spending the night need to leave the campground prior to closing time.

 

Group camping

Walk-in group campsites may be reserved by organized groups for a fee. Campers without reservations must confirm site availability with park staff before occupying a site.

No less than 7 or more than 25 people are permitted on each site.

Drinking water and restrooms are available nearby; picnic tables and a fire ring are provided at each site. The group campground is open from April through November. There is no vehicle access to group sites.