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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
Current status of park facilities   

The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily. All visitors must wear a mask or face covering while inside the visitor center.

There are NO boat rentals or concessions.

The swim beach is open. There are no lifeguards on duty so you swim at your own risk. Currently there is no charge.

Hiking trails, boat ramp, and some restroom facilities are open. Bike trails are open, weather permitting. 

Indoor facalities such as Community Building, Auditoriums, and Classrooms are open for reservations through the Visitor Center only. Indoor facalities are limited to 25 people per reservation/event. Social distancing, face covering, and frequent hand washing all are required for rentals of these facilities.

Outdoor facalities such as Shelters are open for reservations. Shelters are limited to 45 people per reservation/event. Social distancing, face covering, and frequent hand washing all are required for rentals of these facilities.

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 March 12th, we are following Executive Order 195.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.    

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.

 Last updated on: Friday, April 16, 2021

Family campground construction   

Thank you for your patience, our new campground facilities are now available for reservation. Please navigate to our Reservations Section to make your reservation or call 877-722-6762

 Last updated on: Monday, February 22, 2021


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 4:00pm
     
  • 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.