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Address: Lake Norman State Park, Charlotte, NC
Activities: Golfing, Fishing
Description: Man-made lake located outside of Charlotte that offers golfing, fishing...
Man-made lake located outside of Charlotte that offers golfing, fishing and boating.
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Nice close lake

they have alot of nice vacation rentals on lake norman. it's about 30-45 minutes from the city. nice for a trip up for boat ride or to eat at a nice restaurant on the lake

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

they have alot of nice vacation rentals on lake norman. it's about 30-45 minutes from the city. nice for a trip up for boat ride or to eat at a nice restaurant on the lake

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our family held their annual family reunion here last week. The park staff were courteous and accommodating the whole time during planning. When we got to the pavilion it was clean and comfortable. The rest rooms were very clean considering they are in the woods. We could see the lake from our pavilion but it was a bit of a... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Shallow throughout, no coves to go hide in unless you aren't afraid of getting stuck. Really small and seemed pretty crowded.

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Columbus, Ohio
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I recently rented a boat and sailed around Lake Norman on it. It was one of the most exciting things I did while in Charlotte! I was on this boat with my family, where we simply cruised around the lake, and stopped in several places to swim. The lake is clean and cool in temperature, which made swimming even better.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lake Norman is beautiful and it is HUGE so you can visit many spots and it never feels the same. Worth renting a boat just to explore the waters! Be careful during drought season though because the water level might be low in places you don't expect!

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lake Norman's a great place to get in the water!!! Easily accessed from several bedroom communities of the Charlotte area with great eateries close by!

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Youngstown, ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After many years coming to Charloette and hearing how beautiful Lake Norman was. I had a chance to going fishing on it. I jumped on opportunity and I wasn't disappointed. Houses on the lake are beautiful. Fishing was great. Wish I had cash to build a place here. It was a great day on the lake.

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great place for all outdoor activities. Enjoy the fall foliage during the colder months. It gets hot and humid during summer :)

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The lake was as always beautiful and serene. We got to watch an amazing fireworks show from many of the other residents and visitors to the lake. Wish I had my own place!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Rental boats, fishing, boating, kayaking, restaurants and more. It is the perfect afternoon for the boating enthusiast then restaurants and bars, casual dining everywhere, cruises and even dinner cruises.

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Address: Lake Norman State Park, Charlotte, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte

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