One of the largest state parks in North Carolina, Lake James is spread over an area of 6,800 acres and has an impressive 150 miles of shoreline. The park is about 95 miles away from Charlotte, and is well-known for the various unique features that has.
In addition to the lake itself, Lake James State Park has over 25 miles of hiking trails, and 15 miles of biking trails, and offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains. It also offers stunning waterfront campsites and remote camping spots where you can only go by paddling – a feature that is unique to the park. Apart from three large picnic grounds, there over twenty walk-in campsites, which offer stunning views of the lake. One should definitely visit the Paddy’s Creek area, which should be seen to be believed.
With such a large area and so many features, there is something for every taste at Lake James. Those looking for peace and quiet can take advantage of the large and quite seaside or take a walk on the shore or near the nearby forests, while those who would love to go for a splash in the water can go for a number of activities such as fishing, boating and water skiing. One can also go kayaking or canoes using the rentals that are available at various times during the year. And then of course, there’s the hiking and biking.
Address: 7321 NC Hwy 126, Nebo, NC 28761