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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.   

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN

 Last updated on: Sunday, August 2, 2020

July 15 - Status of park facilities   

The swim beach remains CLOSED. There are NO boat rentals or concessions.

Campsites are open for reservations, with the exception of group campsites, which remain closed.

Hiking trails, boat ramp, and some restroom facilities are open. Bike trails are open, weather permitting. There are no reservations permitted for the community building or picnic shelters. The visitor center remains closed.

With social distancing practices in place, it may be necessary to close the park during the day if overcrowding becomes a problem.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Family Camp Construction   

Please pardon the noise! We are building a new bathhouse, six new camper cabins, and adding eleven full hook-up sites with water, electricity, and sewer in our Family Campgrounds. The work is expected to last until December of this year.   

 Last updated on: Saturday, May 23, 2020

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:
    8:00am 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.


Star light, star bright, join us to look at some stars tonight!!! Join the ranger staff and volunteers while we look at the stars through telescopes! Rain date is September 26th. For more information please call 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Fri, 09/25/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Start Location:
Swim Beach Parking Lot, 1412 State Park Road, Statesville, NC