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

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN. 

 Last updated on: Monday, June 1, 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

Status of park facilities as of May 22   

Campsites are open for reservations as of May 22, with the exception of group campsites, which remain closed.

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

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: Saturday, May 23, 2020

Lake Shore Trail

The Lake Shore Trail at Lake Norman State Park

The Lake Shore Trail is a beautiful, scenic footpath along the lake shore. It is designed to accommodate an array of fitness levels as it has shortcuts (3 miles round trip) and extensions (6.3 miles round trip). Voted by Charlotte a must see trail - it is sure to impress.

The Lake Norman State Park TRACK Trail adventures were designed for use on the Lakeshore Trail and the Short Turn Trail.

Trail Length: 
6.20 miles
Trail Type: 
loop
Trail Difficulty: 
moderate hike
Trail Use: 
Hiking
Discovery/Interpretive Trail
TRACK Trail
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
red for short cut, white for entire trail

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