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Lake Norman

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Address: Lake Norman State Park, Charlotte, NC 28078
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7043801213
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Man-made lake located outside of Charlotte that offers golfing, fishing and...

Man-made lake located outside of Charlotte that offers golfing, fishing and boating.

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Great trip

Great boating area. Plenty of room for other activities. Restaurant access from boat. Many access points to the lake.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 14, 2016
JAMES S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Great boating area. Plenty of room for other activities. Restaurant access from boat. Many access points to the lake.

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DUBAI (United Arab Emirates)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

It is really worth visiting and well maintained & preserved excellent over the years. Let God Gift us many more like this and we should vouchsafe to preserve them all to their fullest beauty.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Hired a fishing guide and spent the day on Lake Norman. It is a big lake but was unimpressive. For fishing, its ok - very little structure so its crank baits and spoons for the most part. Caught 10 bass, had fun, but its an odd place to fish. The views are nice. Odd how there will be a huge,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

What else is there to say? There is one restaurant still open on the water, and it has a very nice view. Now if you have a boat to launch, it looks like a great lake.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Our family rented a pontoon boat and spent the day navigating the entire lake. We anchored for awhile so the family could go swimming. We also packed coolers for drinks and food. We had a wonderful time eating, swimming and cruising around Lake Norman... Highly Recommend!

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Went there during our family visit to Charlotte, to spend another day with my daughters and grandson. A good walk - nice trails through the park along the shore, amidst the seemingly un-spoiled nature. There is even a small beach where you can sunbathe and have a swim if the day is hot. However, I didn't find the place particularly... More 

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Cove, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Overall this is a nice lake. There is a lot of privately owned homes near the lake. I expected it to see more pristine lake and water, not like-side homes and party boats. We found a pleasant park for the kids to play and hike, but it wasn't easy.

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Spring Valley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Me and my husband went to this park to see if it would be a good park for a family outing. This park has a very nice beach, but no play ground for children. I would recommend to this park for a day at the beach.

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Lake Norman may be nice for people who live around it, but it's not worth a trip from anywhere. It's overbuilt with houses crowding the shoreline.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This lake is clean and lots of fun. It's a great place to take a boat or just swim around with friends. I've even seen quite a few people fishing.

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