Lake Norman State Park

Biking trails at Lake Norman State Park

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Help start a Lake Norman State Park Friends group to promote, support, and advocate for this special place in our state parks system. Contact Friends of State Parks.

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Make an Online Reservation or Call 1-877-722-6762

(704) 528-6350

lake.norman@ncparks.gov

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.