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Lake Norman

Lake Norman State Park, Charlotte, NC
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Ranked #22 of 82 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Golfing, Fishing
Description: Man-made lake located outside of Charlotte that offers golfing, fishing and boating.
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Punta Gorda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stay away fron the rental agency "vacations on Lake Norman.com" they rent you old towels and sheets that are threadbare. There is not even toilet paper in the rentals. The rentals are smelly and antiquated. I have never rented a house that did not have at least one roll of toilet paper. And renting sheets and towels, what a rip... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lake Norman was the reason I moved to NC. It is so beatiful. Lots to do if you have a boat. 13 waterfront restaurants and bars accessible by boat. South Lake Norman has lots of areas that boater anchor up together - The Sand Bar, Sunset Beach and Pinapple Island. Also the Duke Power Plant offers free concerts accessible by... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

On a hot summers day and as a tourist to Charlotte, we fancied a nice cooling swim in a lake and therefore headed off towards Lake Norman State ark. There is only area of the lake to swim in and therefore as you can imagine it is very popular. Therefore, its not surprising to note that it can get extremely... More

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Coram, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We rented a pontoon boat for 4 hours. Had so much fun swimming and cruising the lake. We went out with a group of 7 people, and we all agreed that 4 hours is plenty of time.

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Brisbane
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was looking forward to going to Lake Norman as I love lakes. It is not what you would expect for vacation or relaxation, it is rather more of a residential area. There is a state park and Jetton Park which I both visited, lots of boat ramps and pretty not much for tourists, except shopping and restaurants unless you... More

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Maybe it's just not my thing but in my opinion, the lake is gross. Also, the life guards are rude. Like I said, maybe it's because I'm used to the beach but I don't know..

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Davidson, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We bought a condo on the like and are enjoying the beautiful views and quiet reflections. It is wonderful to sit on a bench and gaze at the water. We enjoy watching the water sports on the lake as well as the quiet fisher people.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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273 reviews 273 reviews
167 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very crowded. Drunks on their pontoon boats have zero regard for human safety in smaller water craft. Over rated place to be.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you haven't been to lake norman recently I suggest you pack the car and head up 77 as you are missing out on a wonderful gem just to our North. Boating, swimming, eating, camping, u name it , u can do it on lake norman

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The lake is big around Charlotte Area. I went here for boating and enjoy my weekend with friends. The water was good and really enjoyed the time spent here.

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