Lake Norman State Park
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Visitor Center Construction & Boat Rentals Closure.
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Construction on the park’s new visitor center is in progress. It is being built on the opposite side of the parking area from the Itusi Trail trailhead. The area around the construction site, including the parking area, is closed to public use until further notice. Boat rentals are closed indefinitely. Itusi Trail users may only park at the swimming area. This does not affect any other facilities at the park, including the campgrounds and swimming area.
Updated: 2014-10-13 09:43:36
The parking area for the mountain bike trail/park lake area is closed until further notice. During the closure, trail/area users will only be allowed to park at the swimming area. Parking along roads or in undesignated areas is prohibited. Parking won't be allowed in other lots (i.e. office, group camp/community bldg, etc.) due to limited capacity and/or the need to provide parking for facility renters.
Updated: 2014-10-11 15:19:44
159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman, NC 28166
GPS: 35.6652, -80.9421
At Lake Norman State Park, fun is just a matter of scale. On one hand, there's the largest manmade lake in the state, Lake Norman. When filled to capacity, its surface area is 32,510 acres with a shoreline of 520 miles and a main channel 34 miles in length -- thus its nickname, the "Inland Sea." Thirteen miles of the shoreline are in the state park, which provides boating access.
On another hand, the park boasts its own 33-acre lake where fishing and boating are enjoyed. And with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, interpretive programs and campgrounds, there's more to Lake Norman State Park than merely water.