Lake James State Park »  Ecology
The Mountain Bike Trails are Open today.
Canoe and kayak rentals have ended for the season.
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Mountain Bike Trails Are Open Today. The Tindo (beginner) and both Wimba Loops (intermediate) are open today. Accordingly, riders should contact the park prior to arrival to confirm that the trails are open.
Hiking the mountain bike trails is permitted whenever the trails are open. For the safety of all trail users, hikers must maintain vigilance for bikers and yield whenever mountain bikes are passing.
Starting Jan. 1, 2015, the travel route for all mountain bike trails at Lake James State Park will be reversed to reduce trail damage and add interest for frequent riders. Please follow all directional signs when using the trails.
Updated: 2015-01-29 07:57:33
Please note that the park now closes at 6 p.m. (December - February). It is unlawful to be in the park after hours.
Updated: 2014-12-15 07:37:41
Plant & Animal » Checklists
Steep, forested ridges covered with mixed hardwoods, pines and hemlocks dominate the landscape.
Wildflowers are abundant, and the clear waters of Lake James reflect different types of vegetation in
Wildflowers commonly seen in the park include pink lady slipper, Jack-in-the-pulpit, passion flower,
Indian pipe and cardinal flower. Mountain laurel, rhododendron and flame azalea are also abundant in the
Deer, flying squirrel, red and gray fox, rabbit, muskrat and mink all reside at Lake James State Park.
Waterfowl - including green heron, belted kingfisher, mallard and Canada goose - enjoy the park's large body
of water. The skies are also home to pileated woodpeckers, hawks and owls. Reptiles include eastern box
turtle and fence lizard, while amphibians - including northern red salamanders, eastern red-spotted newts
and tree frogs - frequently may be found along park trails.