We are currently accepting applications for Seasonal General Utility Worker Positions.
GUW's are responsible for the maintenance and operation of a state park including janitorial work and groundskeeping. Duties include driving state-owned vehicle, cleaning public restrooms, picking up litter, using commercial lawn mowers, using weed trimmers, use of hand tools, and other power equipment. Frequent contact with the public to answer questions or assist visitors. All positions include weekend and holiday work. Minimum age of 18 and a valid driver’s license is required. Work requires being outdoors which includes exposure to all associated weather and environmental conditions i.e. heat rain, insects, and poison ivy.
Please complete a PD-107 (State Application) and drop off at the Park Office/Visitor's Center, or you may mail your completed application to: Lake Norman State Park 759 State Park Rd. Troutman, NC 28166.
For more information you may also call the park office 704-528-6350.
Posted on: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:03pm
The Itusi Trail is OPEN.Posted on: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:15am
The area surrounding the Catawba River is rich in history. Artifacts including pottery shards, flint chips and arrowheads, as well as burial sites near the river, indicate the presence of Native Americans long before European settlement.
The Catawba Indians had an estimated population of 5,000 in 1600, but their number declined steadily due to disease and warfare with Iroquoian tribes. By 1760, the tribe was reduced to 60 fighting men. And in 1762, the Catawba left the area and moved south.
In the mid-18th century, Fort Dobbs was built to protect area settlers during the French and Indian War. Daniel Boone helped to defend this fort against the Cherokees. During the Revolutionary War, Lord Cornwallis set up a camp in the area and a skirmish was fought at Cowans Ford, an area now covered by Lake Norman.
Lake Norman was created from 1959 to 1964 when Duke Power Company built the Cowans Ford Dam across the Catawba River to generate electrical energy. The creation of the lake led to further industrialization of Mecklenburg County, helping establish Charlotte as a major trade center.
The park was formed in September, 1962, when Duke Power Company donated 1,328 acres of land on the northeastern shore of Lake Norman for a state park.
Lake Norman State Park
November- February 7am - 6pm
March, April, September and October: 7am - 8pm
May, June, July and August: 7am - 9pm
Family Campground and Boat Launch are open 24 hours through the St. Johns Road entrance.
Everyday: 8am - 5pm