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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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Winter Weather Closure 1/19   

!! Use caution when driving or walking in the park as there is still ice and snow covering many surfaces !! 

OPEN as of 1/19
State Park Rd from St. John's Rd to Swim beach.
Family Campgrounds
Swim beach parking area and bathrooms.
Lake shore trail (access from swim beach area)

CLOSED as of 1/19
State Park Rd. from Wildlife Rd to St. John's Rd.
Visitor Center
Itusi Bike Trails
Community Building & Group campgrouunds
Shortleaf Drive
Boat launch

The main park road continues to be salted & scraped daily however much of the road is well shaded and progress is slow. 
We will update this alert when there is an update.

***Additional rain, snow, and freezing temperatures are in the forcast for Thursday 1/20 and Friday 1/21 so closures may extend through the weekend.*** 

 Last updated on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Itusi Bike Trails are CLOSED.    

The mountain bike trails are CLOSED.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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


  • 24-hour access to campground is available through the St. Johns Road access.
  • From the intersection of Old Mountain Road and East Monbo Road in the Troutman area, travel south approximately 4.3 miles on East Monbo Road to St. Johns Road. Turn left onto St. Johns Road and go 0.5. mile to State Park Road. Follow the signs for the campgrounds.


  • There are currently no boat rentals due to COVID-19 and staff availability.


  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 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.


2022 is the Year of the Tree for NC State Parks. Join a Ranger to learn about how trees grow and why they are so important. Meet at the Visitor Center. For more information about the programs, please call 704-528-6350. All CDC and NC COVID-19 restrictions must be followed.

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/22/2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center