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 Last updated on: Sunday, December 9, 2018

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.

 

Join a ranger for a one-hour guided nature hike through the woods and fields of Lake Norman State Park.  During this forest romp, participants will look for and discuss the winter greenery that our forefathers gathered to decorate their houses during the holiday season.  Wear long pants and sturdy shoes as we may be walking through briers and brambles.  Participants will meet at the Visitor Center at 759 State Park Road, Troutman, NC 28166 inside of Lake Norman State Park. 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/22/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Start the year off in the outdoors! Join a park ranger for a 1.5 mile hike through the forests of Lake Norman State Park.   We will be hiking through a mixture of hardwood and pine forests that are found in the Piedmont of North Carolina.  Discussion on the hike will include the history of Lake Norman State Park and the plant and animals that are found during the cold winter months.  Participants should meet at the Visitor Center at 9:00 am for this program. Please wear sturdy shoes for this moderately strenuous walk in the woods.  This event is free of charge and is open to the general public. Contact the park office at (704) 528-6350 with any questions.
 

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Park Ranger for a short hike to investigate the local flora and fauna that call Lake Norman State Park home. Meet at the Visitor Center, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water. For more information or to register for a program, please call 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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, 01/05/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Ranger and enjoy a short hike at Lake Norman State Park. We will 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, 01/19/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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

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

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