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759 State Park Road
Troutman, NC 28166

704-528-6350
lake.norman@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.672548, -80.9325

 

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 Last updated on: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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.

 

Join a Ranger and enjoy a short hike at Lake Norman State Park. We will hike the .8 mile Alder Trail which follows the shorelines of Norwood and Hicks Creek. Participants can expect to discover flora and fauna which call the park home. The hike will begin at 10:00 AM and will leave from the Visitor Center. 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center, 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28677

Join us at the Lake Norman State Park Visitor Center to learn about nature's slithering friend, the SNAKE! Sit in on a short presentation and learn about why snakes are so important to our ecosystem and what makes our scaly friends so fascinating. 

 

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center, 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28677

Ever been curious about fungi? Want to learn about native mushrooms? Join former NC State Park Naturalist, Jack Green, for the Mushroom Foray. Meet at Lake Norman State Park Community Building at 10:00 AM. From there you will disperse into the woods looking for mushrooms. Lunch will be at 12 in the Community Building or take it with you into the field. Particpants will gather back at the Community Building at 3:00 PM to identify the mushrooms they have collected. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Community Building, 204 Group Camp Lane, Statesville, NC 28677

Join a Ranger to talk about the skulls and skins of different animals. You will be allowed to inspect and investigate each item.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 12:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center, 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28677

Skip the post-Thanksgiving shopping deals, shake off the turkey induce sleepiness, and join a Park Ranger for a tromp in the woods. Plan to meet at the Lake Shore Trailhead on Shortleaf Drive at 9:00 AM. Participants can expect to discover flora and fauna which call the park home. The hike will be approximately 3 miles in length, so plan accordingly with plenty of water and comfortable shoes. 
 

Date of Event:
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Lake Shore Trailhead, 193 Shortleaf Drive, Statesville, NC 28677