Come join a Ranger for a short hike along our Alder Trail. The hike will start at the Visitor Center at 8:30 AM. The Alder Trail is about .8 miles in length and is home to many different species of flora and fauna. The hike is open to all ages. Bring comfortable walking shoes and plenty of water. Hike is weather permitting. For more information on this program, please call 704-528-6350.
Events and Programs
We are currently accepting applications for Seasonal General Utility Worker Positions.
GUW's are responsible for the maintenance and operation of a state park including janitorial work and groundskeeping. Duties include driving state-owned vehicle, cleaning public restrooms, picking up litter, using commercial lawn mowers, using weed trimmers, use of hand tools, and other power equipment. Frequent contact with the public to answer questions or assist visitors. All positions include weekend and holiday work. Minimum age of 18 and a valid driver’s license is required. Work requires being outdoors which includes exposure to all associated weather and environmental conditions i.e. heat rain, insects, and poison ivy.
Please complete a PD-107 (State Application) and drop off at the Park Office/Visitor's Center, or you may mail your completed application to: Lake Norman State Park 759 State Park Rd. Troutman, NC 28166.
For more information you may also call the park office 704-528-6350.
Posted on: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:03pm
The Itusi Trail is OPENPosted on: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:34am
Lake Norman State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.
Come join Ranger Will for a group mountain bike ride on the Itusi Trail. Group will meet out front of the Visitor Center at 6 PM under the American Flag. The ride is open to all ages—but, mountain biking experience will be needed due to the technicality of the trail. Riders will need a mountain bike, helmet, plenty of water and possibly a light due to shortening days of fall. Riders will get a chance to learn about the ways they can help Lake Norman maintain the trails by volunteering with the Tarheel Trailblazers. The Ride will be canceled if the Itusi Trail system is closed—please check our website for closures. For more information on this program, please call 704-528-6350.
Join a ranger for a one hour guided nature hike through the woods and fields of Lake Norman State Park. During this off-trail romp, participants will look for and discuss the wildflowers that are blooming and the animals that are active during the fall in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Bring water to stay hydrated, but wear long pants and sturdy shoes as we will be walking through briers and brambles. Participant may also want to use insect repellant to guard against ticks and chiggers. Participants will meet at the Visitor Center. For more information on this program, please call 704-528-6350.
Join a ranger to talk about skins and skulls of different animals. You will be allowed to inspect and investigate each item. Meet at the visitor center. For more information please call 704-528-6350.
The Piedmont Mushroom Club will be presenting a Mushroom Foray on Sunday, November 19 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm starting at the Community Building in Lake Norman State Park at 204 Group Camp Lane, Statesville, NC 28677. Participants will hike through the park identifying fungus species as they are encountered; and a few representative examples of fungus may be collected under permit from the NC State Park System. After the hike, any collected fungus will be taken back to the Community Building for further study and discussion. Mushroomers are asked to bring their own lunch, or to participate in a covered-dish meal by bringing a favorite dish to share. Wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes for this walk through the fall woodlands. If you wish to join in this foray, please call the Lake Norman State Park Visitor Center at (704) 528-6350 and let us know you are coming.
Lake Norman State Park
November- February 7am - 6pm
March, April, September and October: 7am - 8pm
May, June, July and August: 7am - 9pm
Family Campground and Boat Launch are open 24 hours through the St. Johns Road entrance.
Everyday: 8am - 5pm