Lake James State Park, Nebo

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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  • Beautiful trail system, excellent maintenance. Trails were easy and flowy, well marked. Porta Potty located at trail head with a changing room.  more »
  • Camped here in November, my wife and I were just traveling around and camping somewhere new every night and we happened upon this place. The park has two campgrounds. One is for car campers. While the...  more »
  • The title really says it all. Had a nice 5mile hike around the lake, linking up three trails....Homestead, Paddy's and Mill Creek Loop. We didn't see one other hiker the entire time. The trail is mark...  more »

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