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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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Beautiful and peaceful sights

Visiting my daughter at Davidson College we enjoyed and relax sailing on this amazing lake.. We took a small cruise where we got information about the lake and the surroundings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Lima, Peru
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visiting my daughter at Davidson College we enjoyed and relax sailing on this amazing lake.. We took a small cruise where we got information about the lake and the surroundings and got spectacular pictures. Love it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you want to be called (profanity inserted here) by a busser this is the place for you! The busser was obviously having issues that day and somehow our table was his target. He threw the food at the girls and called one of the guys a (use your imagination). He then told the manager (part of what he actually... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This lake is beautiful! I love going to this lake even if we don't have plans to stop you pass it on the interstate aand want to go!

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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198 reviews 198 reviews
34 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

First of all I am not a promoter or seeking financial gain by glamorizing the "Lake". Moreover, I could live in many places and I am pleased and proud that Lake Norman is my home for many reasons. With approximately 600 miles of shoreline bordering 4 different counties it offers an array of fun things to do for residents and... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Sailing around Lake Norman this past summer was so nice and relaxing. Delicious lake front restaurants, friendly folks and just an all around good time!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have a sailboat at Lake Norman Sailing club and go up at least every other week. Summer weekends are tough with all of the power boaters so it is best to be out on the water before noon or after dinner on the weekends. (seems the rude power boaters don't wake up til noon). Money is tight and I... More 

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Punta Gorda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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