Shop Reservations Newsroom

GO TO PARK

Education

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

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.

 Last updated on: Sunday, April 11, 2021

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.

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. 

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: Friday, March 12, 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
 

► 

  • 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
     

► 

  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 12:00pm
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
     
  • 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. 

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 1:00pm
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 7:00pm