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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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Winter Weather Closure 1/19   

!! Use caution when driving or walking in the park as there is still ice and snow covering many surfaces !! 

OPEN as of 1/19
State Park Rd from St. John's Rd to Swim beach.
Family Campgrounds
Swim beach parking area and bathrooms.
Lake shore trail (access from swim beach area)

CLOSED as of 1/19
State Park Rd. from Wildlife Rd to St. John's Rd.
Visitor Center
Itusi Bike Trails
Community Building & Group campgrouunds
Shortleaf Drive
Boat launch

The main park road continues to be salted & scraped daily however much of the road is well shaded and progress is slow. 
We will update this alert when there is an update.

***Additional rain, snow, and freezing temperatures are in the forcast for Thursday 1/20 and Friday 1/21 so closures may extend through the weekend.*** 

 Last updated on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Itusi Bike Trails are CLOSED.    

The mountain bike trails are CLOSED.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, January 19, 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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  • There are currently no boat rentals due to COVID-19 and staff availability.
     

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  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Additional information

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Swimming

The swimming area is open to the public year-round.  Lifeguard service is offered from 10am to 5:30pm from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day. 

Fees: Swimming fees are only charged when lifeguards are on duty. The swim beach accepts only cash. If you are paying with a credit card, please go to the visitor center first to pay.

Adult (13 and over) --- $6/day
Child ages 3 - 12 --- $4/day

  • Lifeguard service and locker rooms are only offered from 10am to 5:30pm from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day
  • Alcohol or being intoxicated is not allowed anywhere in the park.
  • Pets are not allowed in the swim area, beach buildings or adjacent grassy hillsides and may not be left unattended anywhere in the park.
  • Swimming and wading are allowed only inside the designated area.
  • In the event of thunder/lightning, the beach will be cleared until 30 minutes past the last sign of danger.  No refunds/rainchecks will be given for bad weather.
  • Throwing objects - hard balls, sand, mud or rocks - is prohibited as other swimmers could be injured.
  • Scuba diving is prohibited.
  • Metal detecting is not allowed anywhere in the park.
  • Coolers are allowed; however, glass and metal cans are prohibited.
  • Touching swim lines or wooden pilings is prohibited.
  • Visitors must obey the commands of lifeguards.

Canoe and Pedalboat Rental

Currently, due to COVID-19 and staff availability, we are not renting any boats.

Fees
$10 per hour

Permits

Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.

 

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.