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.Put Lake James State Park into our Nebo travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Duck240July 19, 2017
Lake James is truly a great place to relax. From swimming to boating to fishing and camping and everything between Lake James is the place to get away. Campsites are excellent with fire pit and pads f... more »
MootheartJune 20, 2017
This is a beautiful lake! Gorgeous surroundings and really nice fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, camping, but very limited swimming. Really limited! It is a shame in my opinion. They have so much... more »
Michelle PMay 12, 2017
This site was so much fun. we camped right next to the water. campsite # 12. You do have to walk a little distance to the site, but they provide a wheel barrow is you need it. Bathrooms were clean. Ci... more »
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