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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  • 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 »
  • Lake James State Park has tons of stuff to do and lots of trails. We chose the area called Paddy's Creek, near the swimming area, to start our hike around a portion of the lake. We didn't hike the com...  more »
  • In my quest to visit all NC state parks, I visited this park in the Spring. Nice trails for more leisurely hikes. Several tent campers were there. Good water sites available for tent camping. Very bea...  more »