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Lake Norman

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Address: Lake Norman State Park, Charlotte, NC 28078
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+1 704-380-1213

Man-made lake located outside of Charlotte that offers golfing, fishing and...

Man-made lake located outside of Charlotte that offers golfing, fishing and boating.

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Beautiful lake

Visiting from Norway, we payed Lake Norman a visit. It was big, beautiful and all in all a nice place to rest your eyes on :) Be sure to pack your picnic basket and swimming suit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hannah T
Kristiansand, Norway
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Kristiansand, Norway
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96 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from Norway, we payed Lake Norman a visit. It was big, beautiful and all in all a nice place to rest your eyes on :) Be sure to pack your picnic basket and swimming suit if it's warm!

Thank Hannah T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice lake surrounded by some beautiful homes and plenyvof shopping and restuarants. Convenient location off I77. Worth a stop.

Thank Mtnman300
Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

You've got to check out Lake Norman. It is very beautiful and surrounded by trails, places to chill and eat, read a book amidst the trees and nature, AND you can take paddleboard and kayaking group tours at dusk! Great staff can give you more details on the best hiking trails and sites to see along the way. But the... More 

1 Thank John C
Azzano Decimo, Italy
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We have spent half a day to go around the area. Very quite place and equipped with tables and grill Unfortunately the day was not the best for a visit (after a night snow) but the view is just great

Thank Stefano S
Cornelius, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We have enjoyed LKN for years. The best way to enjoy for non property owners would be the public parks. My favorite is Jetton Park. Another park on Nantz road is fun also. Nantz road park now has a swimming access, and a dog park avaiable.

Thank george60898
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This Laplace is so picture perfect for a picnic or just walking around. It is so nice take time to visit if you can

Thank Suzanne C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Yucky clay bottom. It's a man-made lake, that's why. Natural lakes have a sandy bottom. There's one park at Jetton that allows you to swim. It's not that great. My advice is go to Queens Landing and either rent a jetski or boat and go out for the day.

1 Thank wendy k
Sparta, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Our daughter lives out here and she goes here often. It was in March so not alot of people which is ok. We hiked around and saw 2 blue herons. I am sure it is very beautiful in the Summer and Fall.

Thank FVBBowner
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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221 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

So many different things to do around this man made lake. the park is a great place to explore and have a good time.

Thank Elij51189
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Incredible views of homes on the waters edge. Easy access to all boat ramps. Plenty of marina's for easy service.

Thank 74rtaylor

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