Lake Norman

State Park - North Carolina

Lake Norman State Park is located on the northern shore of Lake Norman at the mouth of Hicks Creek near Troutman, Iredell County, North Carolina. 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. Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the "inland sea"; it offers 520 miles (840 km) of shoreline and a surface area of more than 50 square miles (130 km2).

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Visitor Map of Lake Norman State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Lake Norman - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Lake Norman State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Official Visitor Map of Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (NHT) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Overmountain Victory - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (NHT) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Fact Sheet of Lake Norman State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Lake Norman - Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet of Lake Norman State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Campground Map of Lake Norman State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Lake Norman - Campground Map

Campground Map of Lake Norman State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Group Campground Map of Lake Norman State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Lake Norman - Group Campground Map

Group Campground Map of Lake Norman State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Lake Norman SP https://www.ncparks.gov/lake-norman-state-park/home https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Norman_State_Park Lake Norman State Park is located on the northern shore of Lake Norman at the mouth of Hicks Creek near Troutman, Iredell County, North Carolina. 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. Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the "inland sea"; it offers 520 miles (840 km) of shoreline and a surface area of more than 50 square miles (130 km2).
Activities The park has two islands that are heron rookeries, which are home to over 25 great blue heron nests. GPS: 35.672548, -80.9325 Lake Norman State Park 759 State Park Road Troutman, NC 28166 704-528-6350 lake.norman@ncparks.gov Many people believe there is a Loch Ness monster-like creature named Normie lurking in Lake Norman. The 33-acre Park Lake, which is separated from the larger Lake Norman by a dam, is a great place for canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding. The park offers a 125-yard sandy swim beach. Fun Facts ■■ The state park was established in 1962, when Duke Power Company donated 1,328 acres of land to the Division of Parks and Recreation. ■■ From 1959 to 1964, the company now known as Duke Energy built the Cowans Ford Dam across the Catawba River to generate hydroelectric power. This impoundment resulted in the creation of Lake Norman. Yellow Perch Bluegill ■■ Lake Norman was named after Norman Cocke, a former president of Duke Power. ■■ The park comprises about 17 miles of Lake Norman shoreline. ■■ The park was originally named Duke Power State Recreational Area, then Duke Power State Park, before finally being named Lake Norman State Park. Lake Norman, known as the “Inland Sea,” is the largest man-made lake within the state of North Carolina. ■■ The 30.5-mile Itusi Trail system was built in cooperation with the Tarheel Trailblazers, a local mountain biking group. ■■ The park also offers three hiking-only trails: the Alder Trail, Dragonfly Trail and Lake Shore Trail. ncparks.gov MNQPV Crappie Largemouth Bass Artifacts, such as arrowheads, have been found in the state park area, indicating the presence of the Catawba Indians, who made pottery from the red clay prevalent in the Catawba River Basin.
Lake Norman State Park CAMPGROUND 0 237 Family Camp Circle, Statesville, NC 28677 GPS: 35.6468, -80.9421 lake.norman@ncparks.gov (704) 528-6350 170 340 To park entrance, swimming area and boat launch 510 feet 34 LA KE NO RM 1 AN 35 2 C6 C5 3 40 37 4 42 5 C1 27 Legend 6 32 C1 24 33 23 9 10 21 11 19 Roads Walkway 32 8 Hiking Only Trail Trash Bin 22 31 Dump Station Telephone C4 25 7 Campground Host Camper Cabin C3 29 30 33 Campsite C2 28 Accessible Bathhouse 43 41 39 26 44 36 38 12 15 20 17 18 13 14 16 Water Spigot 06/20
159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman, NC 28166 GPS: 35.6725480, -80.9325523 lake.norman@ncparks.gov 704-528-6350 Campsite Parking Area Community Building Phone Dumpster Restrooms Drinking Water Roads Hiking Trails Site B Group Camp Spur Trail Site C Site A Site D Site E Group Camp Lane
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