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 Last updated on: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Events and Programs

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.

 

The Friends of Lake Norman State Park is sponsoring a Volunteer Clean Up Day at Lake Norman State Park on Saturday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Participants will meet in the Lake Norman State Park Visitor Center Parking Lot at 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28166 and then carpool to the work site for a three hour work effort.  Volunteers will be cleaning up discarded building materials and other debris and salvaging recyclable metals from the debris stream. This effort will result in a cleaner and more natural park and any monies generated by the recycling effort will help fund the Friends of Lake Norman State Parks.  Volunteers should be prepared to work out-of-doors for three hours and should wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes.  Please bring work gloves if you have them.

Should you need additional information, please feel free to contact Lake Norman State Park at (704) 528-6350.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Parking Lot

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 different flora and fauna which call the park home. The hike will start at the Visitor Center. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. For more information please call 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

In celebration of the Year of the Snake for NC State Parks, join a park ranger in a discussion about snakes and meet a real snake. Please meet in the auditorium of the Visitor Center. For more information please call 704-528-6350.

 

Date of Event:
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger for a one hour guided nature hike through the upland forests of Lake Norman State Park.  During this walk on the Alder Trail sponsored by the Friends of Lake Norman State Park, participants will look for and discuss the wildflowers that are starting to bloom and the animals that are active during the early spring in the Piedmont of North Carolina.  Bring water to stay hydrated and wear sturdy shoes.  Participants will meet at the Visitor Center at 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28166 at 9:00 a.m.  At 10:30 a.m., following the hike, the Friends of Lake Norman State Park will be holding their annual meeting in the Visitor Center auditorium.  This meeting is open to all persons interested in supporting the park and its conservation and environmental education efforts.  For more information on these programs, please call the park office 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

The Friends of Lake Norman State Park (FLANO) will be hosting their annual meeting on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Visitor Center at 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28166.  This meeting should last about an hour and will include an overview of the park by Superintendent Greg Schneider, a discription of the mission and accomplishments of the one-year-old Friends of Lake Norman State Park by President Michael Polzin, and the election of FLANO officers.  Members, prospective members, and the public are all invited to attend.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium
Contact:

Lake Norman State Park

759 State Park Road
TroutmanNC 28166
Phone704-528-6350
lake.norman@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.672548
Longitude: -80.932500

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