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Mountain bike trails are OPEN   

Mountain bike trails are OPEN.

 Last updated on: Friday, June 24, 2022

Current Status of Park Facilities   

The Visitor Center is open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and  Saturday, Sunday & holidays 9am-6pm

The Visitor Center, restrooms, Lake Shore trail, and most reservable facilities are currently open. 
Bike trails are open weather permitting.

Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines throughout the park, regardless of the behavior of others. 

We will update this ALERT when things change.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, May 4, 2022


Map of North Carolina – Lake Norman State Park


Contact the park
 

704-528-6350

lake.norman@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

759 State Park Road
Troutman, NC 28166

GPS: 35.6725, -80.9325
 

Hours
 

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  • 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
     

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  • 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.
     

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  • Canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, and paddleboards are available for rent daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The boats are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and we are not able to reserve them.
     

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  • 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.

 

A StoryWalk is a childerns book and a hike combined. Come walk the 0.8 mile long Adler Trail and read a story about Juneteenth, the American holiday that commemorates freedom. 

Date of Event:
Wed, 06/01/2022 - 7:00am to Thu, 06/30/2022 - 9:00pm
Start Location:
Alder Trailhead

What to give park to your park? Join us for one of our Summer Volunteer Workdays! Workdays will be held every last tuesday of the month throughout the summer with the exception of May 24th to accomadate for the holiday weekend. We will be working on various projects to help keep Lake Norman State Park beautiful and clean. No sign up is required, just come ready to help, bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Workdays will start at 3pm. Please, call the Visitor's Center if you have any questions. 

Date of Event:
Tue, 06/28/2022 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor's Center

What to give park to your park? Join us for one of our Summer Volunteer Workdays! Workdays will be held every last tuesday of the month throughout the summer with the exception of May 24th to accomadate for the holiday weekend. We will be working on various projects to help keep Lake Norman State Park beautiful and clean. No sign up is required, just come ready to help, bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Workdays will start at 3pm. Please, call the Visitor's Center if you have any questions. 

Date of Event:
Tue, 07/26/2022 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor's Center

Have you ever looked into the night sky and wondered about the stars? Join the Park Rangers and the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers for a Star Gazing and learn about the stars. Rain date will be July 30th at 7:45pm. For more questions, please call 704-528-6350.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/29/2022 - 7:45pm to 9:00pm
Start Location:
Swim Beach Parking Lot (1412 State Park Road, Statesville)

What to give park to your park? Join us for one of our Summer Volunteer Workdays! Workdays will be held every last tuesday of the month throughout the summer with the exception of May 24th to accomadate for the holiday weekend. We will be working on various projects to help keep Lake Norman State Park beautiful and clean. No sign up is required, just come ready to help, bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Workdays will start at 3pm. Please, call the Visitor's Center if you have any questions. 

Date of Event:
Tue, 08/30/2022 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor's Center