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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.   

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.

 Last updated on: Friday, September 24, 2021

Current status of park facilities   

The visitor center is open from 9am to 5pm Monday thru Sunday.

There are limited boat rentals available on the weekends. 

Boat rentals are $10 per hour. 

The swim beach is open. There are no lifeguards on duty, swim at your own risk. The bathhouse and concessions is currently closed.

Hiking trails, boat ramp, and restroom facilities are open. Bike trails are open, weather permitting. 

Indoor facalities such as Community Building, Auditoriums, and Classrooms are open for reservations through the Visitor Center only. Indoor facalities are limited to 50 people per reservation/event.

Outdoor facalities such as Shelters are open for reservations. Shelters are limited to 50 -100 people per reservation/event. 

Family campsites and group campsites are open for reservations. Visit the reservations website or call 1-877-722-6762 to make a reservation. Reservations for available campsites may be made on the day of arrival up to 7:00 pm. Reservations for available cabins may be made on the day of arrival up to 5:00 pm.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Masks are required inside the Visitor Center.

 Last updated on: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 10:00am
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 10:00am

Dragonfly Trail

The Dragonfly Trail at Lake Norman State Park

With the trailhead near the visitor center, the Dragonfly trial is ideal for all ages. This path is completely paved and easily accessible to wheelchair and stroller. This .15-mile trail (round-trip) has various nature displays along the way. Interactive lift-and-drop panels provided interesting and fun facts about the plants and animals found at Lake Norman State Park!

Trail Location: 
Trailhead near Visitor Center
Trail Length: 
0.15 miles
Trail Type: 
loop
Trail Difficulty: 
easy hike
Trail Use: 
Handicap Accessible
Discovery/Interpretive Trail
Trail Surface: 
paved

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