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Viewing the lake through the trees at Lake Norman State Park
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Current status of park facilities   

The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 24th

Boat rentals are not available Sunday, October 24th 

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

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. 

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: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.   

The Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN!

 Last updated on: Friday, October 22, 2021

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