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The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.   

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN. 

 Last updated on: Thursday, July 9, 2020

July 3 - Status of park facilities   

The swim beach remains CLOSED. There are NO boat rentals or concessions.

Campsites are open for reservations, with the exception of group campsites, which remain closed.

Hiking trails, boat ramp, and some restroom facilities are open. Bike trails are open, weather permitting. There are no reservations permitted for the community building or picnic shelters. The visitor center remains closed.

With social distancing practices in place, it may be necessary to close the park during the day if overcrowding becomes a problem.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

 Last updated on: Friday, July 3, 2020

Family Camp Construction   

Please pardon the noise! We are building a new bathhouse, six new camper cabins, and adding eleven full hook-up sites with water, electricity, and sewer in our Family Campgrounds. The work is expected to last until December of this year.   

 Last updated on: Saturday, May 23, 2020


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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  • Open daily:
    8:00am 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:

Picnic Shelters

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.

Auditorium

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.

Classroom

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.

Community Building

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.