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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park

Upcoming Events:

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Itusi Trail is OPEN!   

Itusi Trail is OPEN!

 Posted on: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:32am
Park News

Each of North Carolina’s state parks has special events during the year and news about facilities, trails, staff and park supporters. And, visitors are frequently finding new ways to explore a park’s unique cultural and natural resources. Check these pages to keep abreast of the news at your favorite parks.

Beach & Cove Picnic Area Closed - Saturday AM, May 5


On Saturday, May 5, 2018, SetUp Events will be holding the Lake Norman Sprint Triathlon centering around the state park Beach and Cove Picnic Area. From 8:00 am to 1:00 pm vehicle traffic will not be allowed to enter the beach area. Patrons wishing to hike the Lakeshore Trail will be directed to park and access the Lakeshore Trail at the Boat Ramp or Group Camp Parking Lot. 

Visitors to Lake Norman State Park on that day are asked to be extremely cautious as race participants will be running and bicycling in the park and on the surrounding roadways.


Lake Norman State Park

759 State Park Road
TroutmanNC 28166
Latitude: 35.672548
Longitude: -80.932500

Park Hours:

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.

Park Office
Everyday: 8am - 5pm