Lake James State Park »  Hours of Operation
All Mountain Bike Trails are Open Today
Canoe and kayak rentals have ended for the season.
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The mountain bike trails at Lake James are open today.
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.
Updated: 2014-12-18 08:13:52
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
Day-use areas at Paddy's Creek and Catawba River:
November - February 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March, April May, September, & October 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
June, July, & August 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Catawba River Area Campground and Boat Ramps:
December, January, & February, 7 a.m. - 6p.m.(Campground and Hidden Cove Access closed)
March, April, & October 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
May - September, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
November 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
All areas closed Christmas Day
Swim Area Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
May 1 through September 30