Take a Dip at North Carolina’s Lake Norman State Park

Take a Dip at North Carolina’s Lake Norman State Park


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As a feature of a late spring arrangement, WISE.travel is featuring stunning lesser-known attractions found in the United States. Next up: a North Carolina spot for a wide range of open air activities. 

Located 45 minutes north of Charlotte in Troutman, North Carolina, Lake Norman State park incorporates 1,940 sections of land on the northeastern shore of Lake Norman, the state's biggest artificial lake (or, in other words times the extent of the Park itself). Here guests would mountain be able to bicycle, climb, vessel, fish, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Thusly, is a really stellar spot for a reasonable family vacation.

If untamed life is your thing, the recreation center is home to around 35 unique types of well evolved creatures. "White-followed deer and eastern dark squirrel are promptly unmistakable from the recreation center streets," says Park Superintendent Gregory Schneider. Somewhere else guests can spot chipmunks, dark foxes, opossum, skunks, cottontail rabbits, and beavers. On the lake itself find Great Blue Heron and Osprey. Plus coyotes, Schneider adds, "can frequently be heard howling and crying amid the night hours." 

Lake Norman State Park North Carolina Courtesy of Lake Norman State Park

Our most loved approach to commence a visit to the park is at the trailhead (right close to the guest's inside) for the 30.5-mile Itusi Mountain Bike Trail System. Toward the finish of this street, you'll see one of the lake's all year open swimming zones and shoreline, or, in other words you need amidst summer after a long ride. What's more, on the off chance that you don't possess hardware for recreational exercises, no stresses: rentals are accessible for pedal water crafts, kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes.

Lake Norman is additionally extraordinary for gathering trips. The 21 campgrounds incorporate outdoor tables and fire rings (family get-togethers, anybody?), and a network building accompanies a kitchen, which can be leased for under $200 every day —  perfect for serene, nature-themed weddings and birthday parties.

Lake Norman State Park Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. May through August; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. November through February; and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Walk, April, September, and October. To take in more, including free interpretive projects, visit ncparks.gov/lake-norman-state-stop. Contact lake.norman@ncparks.gov or call (704) 528-6350 with inquiries. For office reservation data, call (877) 722-6762.

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