Lake Norman State Park, Troutman

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 have gone here multiple times to enjoy the many trails and cheap canoes and kayaks. We also have fun and it a dog friendly place. Always a good place to spend a Saturday or Sunday. This place is we...  more »
  • This park has something for everyone. We personally like the lake shore trail which is either 3.1 miles or 6 miles with some ups and downs. Good vistas of the lake. Their are also done Mountain bike t...  more »
  • The park is generally quiet and very peaceful. There are great walking trails that can take you alongside Lake Norman. Also a couple of nice swimming areas and a boat launch. The roadway is a little n...  more »
  • This is an outstanding park to run off to at a last minute! We have hiked here in all seasons, and of course Fall is the greatest time of the year. The hiking trails are well kept, and easy to follow with or without a map. So close to Charlotte - if the traffic is in your favor, its only an hour away... Come enjoy your State Park(s)!
  • Love this place!! Beautiful, peaceful. A perfect get away. Large camping lots, plenty of privacy and very clean. Can't wait to go back.
  • This is a beautiful park. We took the lake shore loop trail on a gorgeous weekday morning. Hardly anyone else was there. The trail meanders thru the woods so we were in the shade but you are close enough to the lake you can enjoy the view for most of the trail.
  • Great place to take kids or go mountain biking with a lovely visitor's center and paddle boats for rent. Much better equipped than I had expected!
  • I have been visiting this park for 20 plus years. Within this last year I learned that 9 trails had been added to/within the Itusi Bike trail. I have been in and completed 5 of the 9. I am looking forward to finishing all 9 trails!

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