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Lake Norman

Address: Lake Norman State Park, Charlotte, NC
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Ranked #20 of 58 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Golfing, Fishing
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Owner description: Man-made lake located outside of Charlotte that offers golfing, fishing and boating.
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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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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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 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
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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348 reviews 348 reviews
226 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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