All hiking trails are currently open.
All Bike Trails are OPEN.
Located in Iredell County 40 miles north of Charlotte, Lake Norman State Park boasts the region's popular mountain biking trail system, the Itusi Trail, offering nearly 31 miles of single-track trail. The namesake lake is the largest manmade lake within the state, and the park covers about 17 miles of its northern shoreline. Park Lake, set off from the larger Lake Norman by a dam, offers quiet fishing spots and paddling. Heron rookeries on two islands shelter over 25 great blue heron nests.
|January||7 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|February||7 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|March||7 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|April||7 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|May||7 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
|June||7 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
|July||7 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
|August||7 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
|September||7 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|October||7 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|November||7 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|December||7 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
24-hour access to the campground and boat launch is available through the entrance on St. Johns Road.
24-hour access to the campground is available through the St. Johns Road entrance.
From the intersection of Old Mountain Road and East Monbo Road in the Troutman area, travel south approximately 4.3 miles on East Monbo Road to St. Johns Road. Turn left onto St. Johns Road and go 0.5 mile to State Park Road. Follow the signs for the campgrounds.
Daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The boats are rented on a first-come, first-served basis, and we are not able to reserve them.
Open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Top: Park Lake, as seen from the visitor center, L. Beazley
Gallery: Lake Norman, C. Marimpietri | Blue heron, A. Ranieri | Fall morning on Park Lake, K. Fresco | Boater prepping for launch, C. Peek | Visitor center, E. Chronis