Lake Norman State Park is located in Troutman, NC – about 10 minutes outside of Mooresville. Lake Norman State Park is a 1,934 acre park on the northern shore of the lake. Open year-round, Lake Norman State Park offers many great family-friendly activities.
During the warmer months, there is a swimming area open that also allows families to enjoy all the lake has to offer. You can swim, rent boats, fish, have picnics and more.
There is a Lakeshore Trail that you can hike. It’s approximately five miles and follows the park’s lakeshore. It provides a very scenic hike, with some rolling hills and beach areas for breaks. The trail marker indicates it takes around 3.5 hours to hike the whole loop. In a previous trip, we hiked almost half in a little over an hour, so a more brisk hike would not take as long.
There are multiple picnic shelters you can reserve for birthday parties, family reunions, cook-outs and more. Along with campsites – primitive & less-primitive – these are available for rental online or by walk-up.
Regardless of your experience, there is something for everyone at Lake Norman State Park. Take advantage of local parks right in your back yard and enjoy all fall has to offer!