Lake James State Park »  Hours of Operation
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.
Users should park in the new parking lot off the state park road at the Paddy's Creek Area. The bike trails must be vacated by 8:30 p.m. each night. Check the web site or call the park office for daily information of trail closures due to weather or other hazards.
View a map of temporary trail detours on the Maps & Directions page.
Updated: 2014-07-30 08:45:22
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. - 7 p.m.
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