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

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.

 Last updated on: Saturday, August 8, 2020

Current status of park facilities   

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

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. The visitor center remains closed.

Campsites are open for reservations, with the exception of group campsites, which remain closed.

With social distancing practices in place, it may be necessary to close the park during the day if overcrowding becomes a problem.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. Phase 2 has been extended until at least September 11, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 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:
    8:00am 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.