Lake James State Park  »  Hours of Operation

Mountain Bike Trails are Open Today. A section of the Mills Creek Trail will be closed off for the remainder of summer due to construction of the new tent campground at the Paddy's Creek Area. ... details ±
Swim beach and concession stand are now open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
June gate hours: 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. (Campground gate is open until 10 p.m.)

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Park Hours

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 Canal Bridge Access:
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