Lake Norman State Park
Construction at Park Lake Area & Boat Rentals Closure.
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Construction on the park’s new visitor center is in progress and will not be completed until at least July of 2014. It is being built on the opposite side of the parking area from the Itusi Trail trailhead. Access to the shelters, picnic area, fishing dock and Alder Trail is restricted. Boat rentals are closed indefinately. Except for porta-jons, the restrooms are closed. Potable water is not available. At least half of the 240 parking spaces are blocked off. Parking on road shoulders is not allowed. Visitors may be directed to park at the swimming area on busy weekends and holidays. This does not affect any other facilities at the park, including the campgrounds and swimming area.
Updated: 2014-03-15 15:33:46
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.