Map of Lake Norman

Lake Norman

Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina! Created in 1963 by Duke Energy, the lake is 34 miles long and 9 miles wide with 520 miles of shoreline. You’ll find that the average depth is 33.5 feet with the deepest parts reaching over 110 feet. Four different counties separate the area: Iredell, Catawba, Mecklenburg and Lincoln Counties. The towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Denver, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, and Troutman makeup the coastline. These towns present a vast variety of amenities for visitors and homeowners including upscale shopping, restaurants, NASCAR, fishing and other water activities. From Lake Norman, you may enjoy the ease of traveling anywhere in the state and even the world. Located just north of Charlotte which also is home to the 7th busiest airport in the world. While you’re here, the mountains and coast are a short drive away!

Lake Norman Recreation

Lake Norman offers a variety of fun activities for all ages. From water skiing and wakeboarding to fishing and sailing, it is one of the best watersport playgrounds in North Carolina. Want to get some golfing in? Lake Norman features multiple courses that incorporate the lake into the course layout as well! The best way to see the lake is by boat, which you can rent from multiple places across the area. Take a tour of the lake aboard the Catawba Queen located in Mooresville! You can go camping at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman, lay out on the beach at Ramsey Creek Park, and walk on numerous trails at Jetton Park in Cornelius. After spending hours having fun out on the lake, don’t forget that there are numerous restaurants around the lake to stop and enjoy some delicious food and drinks!