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Lake James State Park, NC

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Aug 01 2015   Later Dates

Description

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Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bath House
  • Dock, Boat
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Group Grill
  • Hiking Trail
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Lantern Hanger
  • Parking
  • Picnic Table
  • Picnic Tables
  • Sinks In Restrooms
  • Trash
  • Warm Showers
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
MORGANTON, NC

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.72871, -81.90112
35°43'43"N, 81°54'4"W

Lake James State Park is located in Burke and McDowell counties, five miles northeast of Marion on NC 126.

To get to the Paddy's Creek Area of Lake James State Park:
  • Traveling east on I-40: From I-40, take the Nebo/Lake James exit (exit 90) and head north. After a half mile, turn right onto Harmony Grove Road, and follow it for 2 miles to a stoplight. Proceed straight across the intersection and past Nebo Elementary School to a stop sign. Turn right onto NC 126, and follow the signs to the park entrance 4.8 miles on the right.
  • Traveling west on I-40: From I-40, take the Dysartsville/Lake James exit (exit 94) and head north for 0.5 mile to a stop sign. Turn left onto US 70 and follow it for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Bridgewater Road and travel 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Benfield's Landing Road, and follow it for 2 miles to a stop sign. Turn right onto NC 126, and follow the signs to the park entrance 0.7 miles on the right.
To get to the Catawba River Area of Lake James State Park:
  • Traveling east on I-40: From I-40, take the Nebo/Lake James exit (exit 90) and head north. After a half mile, turn right onto Harmony Grove Road, and follow it for 2 miles to a stoplight. Proceed straight across the intersection and past Nebo Elementary School to a stop sign. Turn right onto NC 126, and follow the signs to the park entrance 2.3 miles on the left.
  • Traveling west on I-40: From I-40, take the Dysartsville/Lake James exit (exit 94) and head north for 0.5 miles to a stop sign. Turn left onto US 70 and follow it for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Bridgewater Road and travel 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Benfield's Landing Road, and follow it for 2 miles to a stop sign. Turn left onto NC 126, and follow the signs to the park entrance 1.7 miles on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Lake James State Park
2785 highway 126 PO Box 340
Nebo  NC  28761

Phone Number:

Information:  (828)584-7728