Always wanted to learn how to canoe? Now is your chance—come join a ranger to learn the basics of canoeing. This will be a family friendly program and will allow participates to a chance learn the basic paddling techniques and talk about hydrology. Limit 10 participants, please registered by calling 704-528-6350.
Lake Norman State Park
Join a Ranger for an enjoyable hike along the Alder Trail. The hike will start at the Visitor Center at 10:00AM. The Alder Trail is about .8 miles in length and is home to many different species of flora and fauna. The hike is open to all ages. For more information, please call 704-528-6350.
Join us at the Lake Norman State Park Visitor center to learn about natures transforming friend, the amphibian! Sit in on a short presentation to learn why the amphibian is so important in our ecosystems, and what makes our slimy friends so fascinating. For more information, please call 704-528-6350.
Have you ever wanted to give back to your local park, but not sure what you can do? Join the Ranger Staff on September 29 to work on the Park Lake Trail. This trail is located below the Visitor Center and connects the boat beach to State Park Road. We will meet in the lower parking bay of the Visitor Center (759 State Park Road, Troutman), have a safety meeting and assign duties.
Join the Carolina Fly Fishing Club at the Visitor Center to learn how to cast a fly rod. Rods and reels will be available, but feel free to bring your own. There will be a 30-minute lunch break, so bring your lunch. Please register by calling 704-528-6350.
Fro "Take a Child Outside Week" join a Ranger for a hike down the Alder Trail. The trail is an easy 0.8 miles long. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
Its Grandparent's Day! Everyone bring your Grandparents for a short hike down the Alder Trail and learn about the local plant and animal life. The hike is an easy 0.8 miles, with views of Pake Lake, Norwood Creek, and Hicks Creek.
The Itusi Trail is OPEN!
Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight! Join the Piedmont Amateur Astronomy Club and rangers, at the swim beach parking lot (1412 State Park Road, Statesville, NC), while they explore what stars you are seeing tonight. Rain date will be September 15 at 7:30 PM. For more information, please call 704-528-6350.
Whooo is interested in learning more about our nocturnal neighbors? Come join a Ranger to discuss how Owls have adapted to become incredible predators at night. The program will begin in the Visitor Center. For more information, please call 704-528-6350.