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From camping and hiking to fishing and boating, Lake Norman State Park is a wonderland for outdoor lovers. It occupies almost 2,000 acres and is home to one of the largest man-made lakes in North Carolina, not to mention one of the most popular mountain biking networks in the state. There's a picturesque sandy beach where visitors can soak up the sunshine and plenty of shady picnic spots and shelters.

As well as enjoying the natural beauty of North Carolina, Lake Norman State Park offers a unique chance to discover the rich history and heritage of the Catawba River region. Under an hour's drive from Charlotte, Lake Norman State Park is popular with day trippers, weekend warriors, and cross-country RV campers alike. There's no need to rush back to the city, with a spacious campground offering RV and tent sites. Planning a getaway to Lake Norman? Secure the best rig with a great selection of RV rentals in Iredell County.

Getting Outdoors

More than seven miles of hiking trails wind through Lake Norman State Park and take you to scenic picnic sites and secret fishing spots. The Dragonfly Trail is a family favorite and features educational nature displays and interactive lift-and-drop panels. The paved path makes pushing strollers and wheelchairs a breeze. Adrenaline junkies can take on more than 30 miles of single-track mountain bike trails.

Lake Norman is a seventh heaven for anglers, with a bountiful supply of crappie, bluegill, perch, and catfish. On a good day, you could also reel in largemouth and spotted bass – perfect for a fry up back at your RV rental. Fish from the shoreline of launch a boat and try your luck in deeper water. Be sure to check NC Wildlife Resources Commission regulations before you cast a line.

Patrolled by lifeguards from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the sandy beach is a great place to cool off in the summer. Spend the day basking in the sunshine, building sandcastles, and splashing in the crystalline water. You can also rent kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, and pedal boats from the visitors' center or pack your own with a motorhome camping rig. It's easy to spend an entire day on the beach, so bring your own picnic lunch or stock up on soda and ice cream at the concession stand.

Camping at Lake Norman State Park

RV camping at Lake Norman State Park is easy thanks to a serviced campsite with more than 30 tent and trailer sites. All feature picnic tables and grills which makes it easy to enjoy your meals outdoors. Most sites are surrounded by hardwoods, so expect plenty of privacy and lots of shade when state park RV camping at Lake Norman. Campfires are also allowed in designated fire pits, so don’t forget your s'mores supplies. The fun continues after dark with ranger-led stargazing programs and interpretive programs for the kids.

There are no hookups, but the campsite does offer a dump station. You'll also have access to public showers and restrooms, as well as drinking water when RV camping at Lake Norman State Park. Most sites are non-electric so bring a generator or keep things simple with a gas lamp and a crackling fire. Size regulations for rental motorhomes at Lake Norman State Park vary from site to site, with a maximum of 71 feet allowed. Pets are welcome, just be sure to clean up after your dog. The campsite enforces a six person per site maximum so if you're traveling as a larger group consider booking side-by-side sites.

Exploring the Area

While there's plenty to keep you occupied in Lake Norman State Park, it's worth getting out and exploring what's on offer in Iredell County. For a fix of family-friendly fun, spend the day at Zootastic Park, where you can get up close with exotic animals like tigers, giraffes, sloths, and spider monkeys. A 25-minute drive north, the Fort Dobbs Historic Site recalls the turmoil of the 18th-century French and Indian War. Today, you can explore the site, enjoy a picnic, and shop for history-themed souvenirs at the gift shop.

Need to replenish your supplies? The nearby town of Troutman is a five-minute drive away and offers cafes, restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations. Keep an eye out for North Carolina specialties such as peach cobbler, glazed doughnuts, she-crab soup, and shrimp 'n grits. Further afield, cities like Raleigh and Fayetteville are also popular for stocking up on supplies and picking up RV rentals near Lake Norman State Park.

RV Rentals in Lake Norman State Park, NC

Lake Norman State Park, NC is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Lake Norman State Park. Outdoorsy's Lake Norman State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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