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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park

Map of North Carolina – Lake Norman State Park

Contact the park



Visitor center

759 State Park Road
Troutman, NC 28166

GPS: 35.6725, -80.9325



  • 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:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day







Lake Norman State Park is closed until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state. All trails, restrooms, picnic areas, picnic shelters, campsites, and parking areas, as well as the visitor center, the community building, and the swim beach, are closed. The boat ramp is also closed.

 Last updated on: Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Itusi Bike Trails are CLOSED   

The Itusi Bike Trails are CLOSED until further notice.

 Last updated on: Thursday, April 2, 2020

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.