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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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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.

There are NO boat rentals or concessions.

The swim beach is open. There are no lifeguards on duty so you swim at your own risk. Currently there is no charge.

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: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.    

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.

 Last updated on: Friday, April 16, 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



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:
    9:00am to 12:00pm
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day




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 for a paddle on our 33 acre Park Lake! Come out and enjoy a calm canoe/kayak trip where we will discuss the history of Lake Norman State Park while exploring the various plant and animal species that call park lake home. The paddle will begin at 1:00 PM behind the Visitors Center. Boats and equipment can be provided if needed. Limit of 10 people. All CDC and NC COVID-19 restrictions must be followed.  You must register for this program, please call 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/24/2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Star light, star bright, join us to look at some stars tonight!!! Join the ranger staff and volunteers to look at the stars! Rain date is May 15th at 7:30pm.

Please adhere to all CDC and NC COVID-19 restrictions while attending this program.

For more information please call 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Fri, 05/14/2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Start Location:
Swim Beach Parking Lot 1412 State Park Road, Statesville, NC