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Lake Norman is located in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, between the towns and cities of Charlotte, Statesville, and Hickory. The lake is considered one of, if not, the largest man-made lake in all of North Carolina. Lake Norman was constructed between 1959 and 1964 and was created with the damming of the Catawba River. Mainly used for its hydroelectrical potential, Norman Lake was named after the president of Duke Power, ‘Norman Atwater Cocke.’

The lake’s enormity makes it the perfect place to do any sort of lake-based activity, including boating, fishing, swimming, and all manner of watersports. This veridicality makes it the ideal place for an RV rental. Getting to Lake Norman with a rental RV is made simpler with Interstate 77 running along its eastern shore.

Rent a camper near Lake Norman, and you too can see what one of North Carolina’s biggest lakes has to offer. Search for an RV in Iredell County today, and begin your own adventure.

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Getting Outdoors

Those campers who have a keen interest in all things angling will be delighted with Lake Norman. The lake is famous on the map of serious North Carolina fishermen and women, so much so that bass tournaments are held at Lake Norman every year. Bass is the main sought after fish in the lake, verities including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black bass, and striped bass. Alongside these, Lake Norman campers can also fish for crappie, catfish, white perch, and yellow perch. The nearly five-hundred miles of shoreline creates endless places for campers to cast their lines, and fishing trips on boats are also a favorite of campers.

With nearly thirty-two thousand acres of lake to explore, boating is by far the best way to do so at Lake Norman. The lake has no horsepower or speed limit, so the water is home to speedboats, jet-skiers, and even a sailboat or two. Several marinas can be found on every corner of Lake Norman, and these are ideal for launching boats, re-fueling, and even anchoring your boat before exploring the shoreline. Those motorhome camping without their own boats can also rent one from these many Norman Lake marinas. Those looking for a more adventurous camping trip can hire kayaks and canoes - great for exploring the hidden coves of the lake.

Alongside the endless shoreline of Lake Norman is some of the best hiking trails in all of the Piedmont area of North Carolina. Trails wind their way through the mountainous woodlands on either side of Lake Norman, and these hikes also offer fantastic views of both the lake and surrounding landscape. Wildlife lovers will also be pleased to hear that Lake Norman and its surrounding woodlands are home to an array of wildlife, including many species of waterfowl and other birds.

Camping at Lake Norman

Those camping with an RV at Lake Norman have numerous choices when it comes to picking a campsite, and many can be found along the shores of the lake itself. ‘Wildlife Woods Campground’ can be found on the western shore of Lake Norman and is an ideal site for RV camping. Full hookups are provided here, including 20, 30, 50 amp electric, water, and sewer. Facilities include a dump station, flushing toilets, shower block, on-site RV storage, and an on-site swimming pool.

The ‘Cross-Country Campground’ is also found on the western shore of the lake, and is perfect for RV campers. Full hookups are provided here, including electric, water, and sewage hookup. Facilities here include a dump station, RV Storage, laundrette, and an on-site swimming pool. Many of the sites are pull-thru, so all sizes of rigs are welcome here.

Exploring the Area

The city of Charlotte is only a few miles south of Lake Norman and offers a wide range of day-tripping and sightseeing opportunities. The ‘Charlotte Museum of History.’ The museum has an array of exhibitions and displays that showcase the history of the area over the last few centuries. The centerpiece of the museum is the exhibitions telling the story of Charlotte’s Carolina Backcountry and the pre-revolution era of North Carolina. Visitors will have a more in-depth knowledge of the role Charlotte and North Carolina played in the history of the nation.

Those families camping with young children should be sure to visit Charlotte’s ‘Discovery Place.’ This children’s museum offers an environment where children can be entertained and educated at the same time. Through a ‘learn through play’ system, children can interact in the various exhibitions and come away with a better understanding of certain academic subjects. Exhibitions include the ‘I can build,’ where children interact with a construction exhibition, getting hands with the display. Or the ‘Learning Garden,’ which teaches children about all things that grow, including plants and flowers.

Those with an interest in all things art and culture should head to the ‘Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.’ This museum covers an impressive 36,500 square feet and was designed by famous Swiss architect Mario Botta. A wide collection of mid-20th century art is held here and is a marvel to anyone who visits the museum. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is perfect for both those who are lovers of modern art and those new to the subject.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


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  • Latta Plantation Trail, NCHuntersville, NC
  • Lake Norman Lakeshore Trail, NCLake Norman State Park, NC
  • Mountain Island Lake Trail, NCHuntersville, NC
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