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Lake Norman State Park Closes Boat Ramps

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Michael F. Easley, Governor
William G. Ross, Jr., Secretary

Release Note: 
Immediate
Contact: 
Charlie Peek
Release Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Phone: 
919-218-4622

Lake Norman State Park Closes Boat Ramps

RALEIGH -- All boat ramps at Lake Norman State Park will be closed indefinitely beginning Saturday (Oct.27) due to low water levels resulting from drought conditions, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

Lake Norman in Iredell County is currently 6.8 feet below normal.

'Low water levels are creating unsafe conditions for boaters, and those trying to put boats into the water now at the state park risk damage to their craft and especially to trailers,' said Park Superintendent Casey Rhinehart.

Boat ramps and swimming areas throughout the state parks system have been affected by the ongoing drought. The swim area at Lake Norman was closed in late August. For more information contact the park office at (704) 528-6350.