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“Well maintained and patrolled by rangers without being controlling.”

Lake Norman State Park
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Troutman
Certificate of Excellence
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North Carolina
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well maintained and patrolled by rangers without being controlling.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

This park is well taken care and seemingly well loved by everyone. There are plenty of trails for walking,hiking and biking. Campsites open from March through November. I beach with nice changing facilities. The concession has not been open on the various times we've visited. Oh, and canoe and paddle boat rentals too.

Visited April 2013
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Nice family retreat especially in the summer. This is the kind of place you can take your family for a picnic and a day for no money.

Visited December 2013
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Chicago, IL
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not as cool as advertised”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

I was rather disappointed by this experience. The beach was a tiny "fenced" off area and you had to pay to use the water. The only good part was that there were lifeguards watching constantly. While the refreshment stand served Pepsi, snacks, and a few types of ice cream, they did not accept credit or debit cards--BRING CASH!! I would not recommend wasting your time here, unless you absolutely have nothing else left to do in North Carolina. (Hint: Your time may be better spent visiting Freedom Park, Grandfather Mountain State Park, or the Blue Ridge Parkway.)

Visited July 2013
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice but you get what you pay for”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Very reasonable rate to rent the indoor facility for a party but the beach/sand is dirty and very thin(not much sand). I would not take my shoes off there or even lay down on a towel/blanket it would be to hard not enough sand for a cushion. The water is only a small space roped off for swimming. We went to look at it for a party because it looked so nice and clean online and indoor facility was a great rate. We did not book

Visited April 2013
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Statesville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“it was nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

we went for birthday party, the scene was pretty. we rode though there bunches and we love to just ride around looking or get out and walk around. kids like to swim and get ice cream

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Thank christine s
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