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759 State Park Road
Troutman, NC 28166

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

 

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The Itusi Bike Trails are CLOSED due to wet conditions!

 Last updated on: Monday, December 9, 2019

Scheduled events

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 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.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Ranger and enjoy a short hike at Lake Norman State Park. We will the .8-hike Alder Trail which follows the shoreline 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:
Sun, 12/15/2019 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center, 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28677

Everyone is invited to a one to two hour hike; tromping through the woods and fields of Lake Norman State Park.  The hike will be led by a retired Lake Norman park ranger.  Participants will view and discuss the plants that remain green during the winter season in North Carolina.  Many of these plants were gathered by our forefathers to decorate their homes during the holidays and have been collectively know as "Christmas Greens".  Come enjoy a hike in the woods and learn about the natural decorations of an old fashioned Christmas.  There is no need to make reservations.  This hike is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Norman State Park, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the educational outreach and recreational operations of Lake Norman State Park.  Participants should wear sturdy shoes for this moderately strenuous hike.  For more information, feel free to call or text Greg at (919) 215-7170.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Swimming Area Parking Lot, 1412 State Park Road, Statesville NC 28677

Join a Ranger and take an in depth look at the complicated world of Snake Venom. Ever wonder what the most venomous snake in NC is? The world? Or how snake venom even works? Well this is the program for you! While this program has information for all ages, it is geared towards snake enthusiasts who seek a deeper scientific knowledge of our slithering friends.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center, 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28677

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

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/22/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center, 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28677