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 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 took our dog to Lake Norman State Park for camping and hiking in December. The Itusi Mountain biking trail was closed due to wet conditions, but the hiking only trails were open. Alder Trail is a s...  more »
  • Very helpful lady with my t-shirt purchase. Was such a nice building with a lot of cool maps of the area.  more »
  • Wow! We found this by accident. We were out exploring and saw a sign. So happy we went in! It was beautiful. There was a very nice beach that we want to go back to during the summer. The visitor center was big and very clean. The bathrooms were very nice. A ton of hiking trails. And dog friendly!!
  • Beautiful area with plenty of trails alongside the lake, there is a large variety of hiking trails depending on your skill level. The visitor center was well done, exhibits and exhibits throughout. There is hiking and biking trails as well as boat rentals, it didn’t seem as busy as the other State Parks.

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