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Swimming Area is Open   

Lifeguards are on duty and protecting the swimming area at Lake Norman State Park between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm most days.  Swimming is $5.00 per day for those 13 years of age and above; $4.00 per day for those 3 to 12 years of age, and those under 3 years of age swim for free.  On days when there are not sufficient lifeguards to offer service, there is no charge for the use of the swimming area, but do use caution, keep a close eye on children, use a personal floatation device, stay within the swimming area, and always swim with a friend.

The Concession Stand is oper every day at the Lake Norman State Park Swimming Area.

 Posted on: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:12pm
The Itusi Trail is CLOSED!   

The Itusi Trail is CLOSED!

 Posted on: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:37am
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.

 

It’s the year of the SPIDER! All spiders are hunters but they use different methods to hunt. Join a ranger at the visitor center to discover the different hunting techniques and see how good of a spider you would make. For more information, please call 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight! Join the Piedmont Amateur Astronomy Club and rangers while they explore what stars you are seeing tonight. Rain date will be July 29, 2017 at 8:30pm.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Start Location:
Swim Beach Parking Lot

Kids bring your Grandparents to the park and go fishing with a ranger. The ranger will discuss fishing safety, the types of fish found in the lake, and many more fishy facts. Meet in the visitor center at 759 State Park Rd Troutman.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/10/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger for a nature hike down the Alder Trail. Meet at the Visitor Center (759 State Park Rd Troutman). For more information, please call 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger for a nature hike down the Alder Trail. Meet at the Visitor Center (759 State Park Rd Troutman). For more information, please call 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/24/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

Lake Norman State Park

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

Park Hours:

November- February 7am - 6pm
March, April, September and October: 7am - 8pm
May, June, July and August: 7am - 9pm

Family Campground and Boat Launch are open 24 hours through the St. Johns Road entrance.

Park Office
Everyday: 8am - 5pm