Lake Norman State Park, Troutman

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Lake Norman State Park, formerly Duke Power State Park, is a 1934acre North Carolina state park near Troutman, Iredell County, North Carolina in the United States. The park is on the northern shore of Lake Norman at the mouth of Hicks Creek. The park is open for year-round recreation including, boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming and camping. Lake Norman State Park is on Inland Sea Road in Troutman just off U.S. Route 70 between Interstates 40 and 77.Lake NormanLake Norman, created between 1959 and 1964 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Power, is the largest manmade body of fresh water in North Carolina. It is fed by the Catawba River. It was named after former Duke Power president Norman Cocke. Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the "inland sea"; it offers 520mi of shoreline and a surface area of more than 50sqmi.
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  • We just came for a short hike and we were not disappointed. The largest trail is closed but we took a shorter trail and really enjoyed the views of the lake, the beautiful nature and interactive infor...  more »
  • Went hiking at the state park while visiting North Carolina and there is a lot to offer here (Ie Hiking, Biking, Camping, Fishing, Kayaking, etc). There were several hiking trails and the trails were ...  more »
  • Excellent park to Hike, Run, Camp and swim! Awesome trails with beautiful scenery. My daughter and her husband run there every time they visit!  more »
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  • Great park. I wish we had had more time to explore, but we were really just passing through on our way to Statesville. Looks like this park has a good number of trails. We went to the "beach"/swimming area. The facilities were very well maintained - they even had life jackets out on the beach for anyone who needed one to use. They also have canoe rentals. I would really love to come back on a day that we had enough time to really explore.
  • Very nice trail to walk with your dog. I went on a sunny day and got there in the morning but it was already getting busy. By the time I had completed the trail it was even busier so I recommend getting there early if you enjoy a quiet walk. The trail has great views of the lake.
  • We swam and paddled kyaks - both were a great time! Swimming was free and I think the paddle boats were under $5 a person. The swimming area is a little tight, but the water is nice and you can bring a picnic! An awesome day trip! Can't wait to hike the trails!
  • Lake Norman State Park is such a great place! Great trails, great biking and camping, even secluded beaches to set up a little day camp and swim! The park rangers are great and helpful. We're there at least 3-5/month.
  • I love this park! It has tons of things to do like hike, biking, boating, kayaking or just picnic. Their boat rentals are just $5! Which is super cheap.
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