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

The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 24th

Boat rentals are not available Sunday, October 24th 

The visitor center is normally open from 9am to 5pm Monday thru Sunday.

The swim beach is open. There are no lifeguards on duty, swim at your own risk. The bathhouse and concessions is currently closed.

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

Family campsites and group campsites are open for reservations. Visit the reservations website or call 1-877-722-6762 to make a reservation. Reservations for available campsites may be made on the day of arrival up to 7:00 pm. Reservations for available cabins may be made on the day of arrival up to 5:00 pm.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Masks are required inside the Visitor Center.

 Last updated on: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.   

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN!

 Last updated on: Friday, October 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 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Educational programs

Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Lake Norman State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information.

To arrange a special exploration of Lake Norman State Park for your group or class, contact the park office.

Educational materials about Lake Norman State Park have been developed for grades 4-6 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Lake Norman program introduces students to aquatic organisms. The program also focuses on water quality and resource management, demonstrating how watersheds should be managed to maintain healthy aquatic ecosystems and drinking water. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.