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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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We live really close to the lake and we go out every chance we can. Lots of bars and restaurants you can pull your boat into. Lots of rental places for visitors. Love all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Denver, North Carolina
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Denver, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We live really close to the lake and we go out every chance we can. Lots of bars and restaurants you can pull your boat into. Lots of rental places for visitors. Love all the events that goes on around the lake.

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Macon, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lake Norman is beautiful. We rented a boat for the day, we've actually done it twice now, and it was so relaxing. You can boat and look at the miles and miles of shoreline. You can fish, swim, go tubing. We spent the entire day on the lake and did all of that. It really is a beautiful place.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The lake is so calm. The miles upon miles of shore line are incredible. It's hard to drive all the way around. Not too many tourist places to eat. I wish there were more parks. Seem to have to drive a lot to get to a restaurant, grocery store, shopping, etc. at least on the North side of lake. Very... More 

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Cornelius NC
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's a beautiful man make lake. Large expanses on water below the NC 150 bridge and more of a quite river channel to the north. Very few public beaches but a number of nice parks on the sides, particulary on the lower end. Number of boat landings to launch your boat. Lake Norman is particulary beautiful in the Spring and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had the chance to go on the lake with some friends while visiting Charlotte. It's the biggest lake in North Carolina and just gorgeous. Saw an osprey nest and the babies while on the lake.

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Sydney
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was visiting for the NASCAR weekend and had a few hours to spare on a Saturday afternoon so we decided to drive to Lake Norman to look at some nice scenery. It was about a 30 minute drive from Charlotte and very easy to find. We set the GPS for Jetton Park and found it easy. $5 entry is... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

What a beautiful lake. We spent several hours exploring. Stopped for lunch at the Rusty Rudder which I will do in another review, but it was great.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Want to give a shout out to Aquaventure for their boat rentals. And being right there on Lake Norman is awesome. It's a beautiful lake and exactly where I love to be. Even on a major holiday it didn't seem that crowded! Have plans to go there at least once more this year, but if i have my way (better... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A lovely relaxing place and very beautiful. Toilets but no where to buy food open. Probably too early in the season

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very nice area to take a quiet walk with a loved one. We go to lake Norman park everytime we are in town.

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

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