!! 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.
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.
Itusi Bike Trails
Community Building & Group campgrouunds
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
The mountain bike trails are CLOSED.Last updated on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Contact the park
759 State Park Road
Troutman, NC 28166
GPS: 35.6725, -80.9325
- 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
- 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.
- There are currently no boat rentals due to COVID-19 and staff availability.
- Open daily:
9:00am to 5:00pm
- Closed Christmas Day
Facilities for rent
Check the reservations website for availability and prices.
In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:
Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.
The Heron picnic shelter located behind the Visitor Center accommodates up to 96 people, and has a grill. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. The shelter is handicap accessible. The shelter is available year-round.
The Wood Duck picnic shelter located behind and to the left of the Visitor Center accommodates up to 50 people, and has a grill. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. The shelter is handicap accessible. The shelter is available year-round.
The Osprey and Kingfisher picnic shelters at the end of Shortleaf Lane near the swimming area each accommodate up to 96 people. Drinking water is nearby. The shelter is handicap accessible. The shelters are available year-round.
The auditorium is located in the visitor center and accommodates up to 40 people. Tables and chairs are available. Exhibits, classroom, drinking water and restrooms are nearby. This room has a projector and microphone/sound system. The building is handicap accessible. The auditorium is generally available for reservation from 8am-5pm. The auditorium may be reserved for the evening hours with a Special Activity Permit and an additional fee. Reservations are required; please contact the park.
The classroom is located in the visitor center and accommodates up to 41 people. Tables and chairs are available. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. The building is handicap accessible. The classroom is available for reservation from 8am-5pm. The classroom may be reserved for the evening hours with a Special Activity Permit and an additional fee. Reservations are required; please contact the park.
The community building at the end of Group Camp Lane accommodates up to 147 people. It has a large meeting room, kitchen facilities, restrooms and a fireplace. The building is handicap accessible. The building may be occupied between 8 a.m. to a half hour before area closing. Contact the park office to reserve the facility.