Always wanted to learn how to canoe? Now is your chance—come join a ranger to learn the basics of canoeing. This will be a family friendly program and will allow participates to a chance learn the basic paddling techniques and talk about hydrology. Limit 10 participants, please registered by calling 704-528-6350.
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 us at the Lake Norman State Park Visitor center to learn about natures transforming friend, the amphibian! Sit in on a short presentation to learn why the amphibian is so important in our ecosystems, and what makes our slimy friends so fascinating. For more information, please call 704-528-6350.
Join the Carolina Fly Fishing Club at the Visitor Center to learn how to cast a fly rod. Rods and reels will be available, but feel free to bring your own. There will be a 30-minute lunch break, so bring your lunch. Please register by calling 704-528-6350.
Join a Ranger for an enjoyable hike along the Alder Trail. The hike will start at the Visitor Center at 10:00AM. The Alder Trail is about .8 miles in length and is home to many different species of flora and fauna. The hike is open to all ages. For more information, please call 704-528-6350.
Its Grandparent's Day! Everyone bring your Grandparents for a short hike down the Alder Trail and learn about the local plant and animal life. The hike is an easy 0.8 miles, with views of Pake Lake, Norwood Creek, and Hicks Creek.