Lake James State Park, Nebo

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Lake James State Park is a North Carolina state park in Burke and McDowell Counties, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Nebo, North Carolina, it covers 3644acre and borders 6510acre Lake James.Started in 1987, Lake James State Park had 471, 566 visitors in 2014. The park added 2,915 acres purchased from Crescent Resources, which once managed Duke Energy real estate, in the Long Arm Peninsula and Paddy's Creek areas in 2005. On January 11, 2016, Governor Pat McCrory announced the addition of 129 acres with 8900 feet of shoreline. The land was purchased for $1.74 million through the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Crescent Communities (formerly Crescent Resources) had kept the land in 2005 but sold it after The Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina arranged the deal.
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  • Lake James State Park has a pristine beach for swimming with beautiful views of the lake and mountains, hiking and biking trails, and ranger-led hikes. The restrooms are clean and plentiful, as are ga...  more »
  • Beautiful clean park. It has everything from camping to swimming on a sandy beach. If it gets too hot you can picnic under a pavilion or under lots of shade covered picnic tables beside beautiful Lake...  more »
  • I love to get out and hike and am always looking for new spots to go. I had never been here before so I decided to check it out and I was glad that I did. There are actually 2 parts to the park, the C...  more »