Here's a fun fact for you kids! Did you know that Lake Norman State Park is on the largest manmade lake in North Carolina? Even better than that, it boats one of the region's more popular mountain biking networks!
Pretty cool, huh? Keen to hear more?
At Lake Norman State Park, fun is just a matter of scale. You might want to enjoy the 30 miles of single-track trails for that mountain biking. It's great to for a challenge, and a great way to keep fit!
Nearby you have the 125 yard long swim beach, perfect for cooling off on those summer months. This area also has a bathhouse complex, as well as a boat ramp and plenty of spots for fishing along the park trails.
Speaking of park trails, who's ready to take a hike! Yep, grab those hiking boots because Lake Norman State Park has some great trails to get you into nature, just taking it at your own pace.
If you want to extend your family day out, why not book into the family campground with 32 sites? They are available during the warmer months, and offer a community building with kitchen facilities, as well as restrooms and a fireplace.
Did you know that Lake Norman State Park is also a learning experience too? There are FREE interpretive programs that are complimented by educational exhibits throughout the visitor center. They are also located along the child friendly Dragonfly Trail.
Grab that sense of adventure, because it's time for the great outdoors in North Carolina, and Lake Norman State Park!
Park is free to enter. Swimming is $5 when a lifeguard is on duty
Park is free to enter. Swimming is $4 when a lifeguard is on duty (Ages 3-12)
Boat rentals are generally available May through September, daily from 8am - 6pm., 4:30pm. being the last rental. Boat rentals in the cool weather months are available daily from 8am. to 5pm., 3:30mp. being the last rental. All boat rentals are subject to staff availability.
Lifeguard service and locker rooms are only offered from 10am to 5:30pm from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day in the swim area. There is a cost during this time, but free rest of year.
The concession stand is open daily from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day as staffing allows. The concession stand offers drinks, ice cream and snacks and is located near the swim area.
Healthy Eating You can pack your own picnic lunch if you like! There are spaces to enjoy it, and make sure you take bottled water
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Park Office: 8am - 5pm daily. Main Park: 7am open. Close between 6pm and 9pm pending months
Open year round, including swimming
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