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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 closed all day Tuesday, November 24 

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.

Family campsites and group campsites are open for reservations. Visit the reservations website or call 1-877-722-6762 to make a reservation.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Monday, November 23, 2020

Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.    

Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN.
 

 Last updated on: Monday, November 23, 2020

Family campground construction   

Please pardon the noise! We are building a new bathhouse, six new camper cabins, and adding 11 full hook-up sites with water, electricity, and sewer in our family campground. The work is expected to last until December of this year.   

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 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:
    9:00am to 12:00pm
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day