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Visit Lake Norman

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It is the biggest man made lake in North Carolina. With lake side restaurants, bars, shopping... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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We love Lake Norman. Whether you are out on a boat or just hanging out with friends you cannot go... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Brian D
Asheville, North Carolina
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As a destination marketing organization for Lake Norman and the three towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville, Visit Lake Norman's primary objective is to promote and market our three towns and Lake Norman as a tourist destination. We also...more
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19900 W Catawba Ave Ste 102, Cornelius, NC 28031-4033
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is the biggest man made lake in North Carolina. With lake side restaurants, bars, shopping centers and water sports facilities it is a fun and attraction area. You may own or rent a boat,. Full service marina exists. There are regatta programs. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We love Lake Norman. Whether you are out on a boat or just hanging out with friends you cannot go wrong with a day here!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I am fortunate enough to live on this beautiful lake with 500 miles of shore line. Just North of Charlotte, is Cornelius ... my home. I love my lake! Water-sports, shopping, restaurants, and close to all Charlotte attractions, this bustling community had so much to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

A good place to get information about the Cornelius/Huntersville/Davidson/Lake Norman area. They have guides, maps and brochures similar to what you would expect at a visitor center. There was also a section with guides and brochures for other NC/Sc cities of interest to tourists, such...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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VisitLakeNorman, Manager at Visit Lake Norman, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for visiting our visitor center and hope you had a pleasant trip during your stay in the Lake Norman area. We are always looking for ways to improve and wish it was a 5 star experience. Do not hesitate to let us know...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This was the first time on Lake Norman to fish. We were able to get a guide on short notice his name was Captain Craig. We really enjoyed the morning. The lake is beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Love the lake... Fun with friends on the lake boating all over the lower end. So many coves to pull in and have a great time. We spent five hours on the lake and nothing but FUN......

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Lake Norman is a large lake with alot to do. It has multiple parks with lake assess. There is boat rentals and clubs for families to enjoy. The area around the lake has plenty of restaurants and shopping. And if you like golf there's plenty...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Some of my family lives near Lake Norman outside of Charlotte, NC. Lake Norman is the largest man made lake in the country. We rented a small pontoon boat and spent the day boating around and swimming in this beautiful, quiet spot. I believe you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Copperman1
VisitLakeNorman, Manager at Visit Lake Norman, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We are so happy to hear you had a great time in Lake Norman. There are boat clubs as well as marinas that offer half/full day boat rentals. Also Jetton Park is a beautiful waterfront park in Cornelius which is minutes from Davidson. We hope...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

No matter how you cut it. Beautiful, sunny, calm lake waters, numerous inlets to explore, many with port side dining opportunities. Boatside fishing and 95 degree temp swimming, floating or soaking. Boating, skiing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding to name a few. Jump on in,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I have taken a cruise around the lake, and the homes are just beautiful. The leaves in the fall are breath taking. Fisherman love this lake; so if you are in the area, I suggest if you don't have your own boat that you will...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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8 February 2018|
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Response from VisitLakeNorman | Property representative |
Ramsey Creek (18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius, NC) has a public swimming beach that is open daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend from 10am to 7:30pm. Jetton Park (19000 Jetton Road, Cornelius, NC) another... More
4 September 2017|
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Response from Ken N | Reviewed this property |
I spent a week in August in a condo at Vineyard Point Marina and Tennis Resort, with tickets to the PGA Championship outside Charlotte. Our group was surprised to find that Lake Norman, despite its size, is not your typical... More
23 July 2017|
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Response from Rogerrayrogers | Reviewed this property |
Yes it surrounds 2or3 county's