Lake James State Park »  Hours of Operation
Mountain Bike Trails are closed.
Catawba River Area campground is open thru Nov. 30.
Hidden Cove Boat Access is open for the season.
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The mountain bike trails at Lake James are temporarily closed to allow them to dry out following recent precipitation. To protect the trails from damage and keep our riders safe during these hazardous conditions, they will be closed whenever trails are too wet to allow riders. Accordingly, riders should contact the park prior to arrival to confirm that the trail is open.
Updated: 2015-03-27 07:38:02
Please note that the park now closes at 8 p.m. (March - May). It is unlawful to be in the park after hours.
The Catawba River Area Campground is open.
Canoe and Kayak rentals remain closed.
Updated: 2015-03-03 09:41:14
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