Lake Norman

Catawba County - North Carolina
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Lake Norman is a large freshwater lake located in North Carolina. It is the largest man-made body of water in the state and covers an area of about 50 square miles (130 square kilometers). The lake was created in the 1960s by the Duke Power Company as part of a hydroelectric power project and was named after Norman Cocke, a former president of the company.

Lake Norman is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and water sports. The lake has over 520 miles (840 kilometers) of shoreline and is home to many marinas and boat rental facilities. The lake is also known for its bass fishing, with several fishing tournaments held on the lake each year.

In addition to water activities, Lake Norman is surrounded by several towns and cities, including Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, and Mooresville. These towns offer a variety of amenities, including shopping, dining, and entertainment options. There are also several parks and nature preserves located around the lake, providing opportunities for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.

Overall, Lake Norman is a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike, offering a range of recreational activities and beautiful natural scenery.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Norman, NC

How big is Lake Norman?
Lake Norman is approximately 30,797 sq acres (124.6 sq km) in size.

What kind of fish can you catch in Lake Norman?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass and White Bass in Lake Norman.

Other fish species in the lake include Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish and White Perch.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Lake Norman?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Lake Norman and/or the surrounding area.

What are the closest cities to Lake Norman?
Nearby cities and towns include Westport, NC, Lake Norman of Catawba, NC and Denver, NC.

Are there places to stay in the Lake Norman area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Lake Norman and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there boat launches on Lake Norman?
We know of 6 public boat launches on Lake Norman. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Are there places to eat and drink near Lake Norman?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

Explore the Lake Norman area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

2024 Midwest Automotive Designs Luxe Cruiser
2024 Midwest Automotive Designs Luxe Cruiser
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2021 Forest River Salem FSX
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2021 Forest River RV Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lyte 26BHHL
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Hit the Road in a 2022 Entegra Coach Odyssey 31F
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What is the average air temp for Lake Norman?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Norman? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 71°F (21°C) to a low around 48°F (9°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Lake Norman?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Lake Norman.

For more North Carolina State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Lake Norman...
Auto Storage Lake Number One 3.7 mi 10
Comm Scope Lake 9.2 mi 12
Murrays Mill Lake 12.7 mi 21
Mountain Island Lake 12.9 mi 1,962
Maiden Water Plant Lake 14.4 mi 23
Kenneth Raymer Lake 14.4 mi 17
Griffith Lakes 16.4 mi 18
Kannapolis Lake 16.6 mi 270
Lake Wright 17.1 mi 38
Sodyeco Lagoon 18.0 mi 27
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