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Lake Norman In North Carolina

Lake Norman, North Carolina

Boating, camping and fishing.

A 32,000-acre boating paradise, Lake Norman offers much more, with a wide variety of fishing and other water sport opportunities. This reservoir is located in the north-central part of the state, at Mooresville. Nationally known as a bass fishing haven with healthy populations of bass, "the inland sea of NC" also sports enormous schools of perch, crappie and striped bass which roam these waters. Catfish and sunfish round out the list of species available. For boaters, there are multiple places around the lake to launch. Anglers wishing to fish from shore can pick a spot from over 500 miles of shoreline around this lake with plenty of coves, pockets and points. Fishing from a boat allows anglers to fish around the deep channels and ledges, as well as fish the shallows in the backs of coves and incoming creek. The lake is lined with boat docks, which provide shade and cover for the fish. Canoe and kayak fishing are popular here, including organized kayak bass tournaments being held with some frequency.

Area Amenities

Marina: Multiple
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES


Lake Norman Motor Coach Resort Campground - 704 489-6033

Wildlife Woods Campground - 704 483-5611

Statesville / I-77 KOA Campground - 704 873-5560

Rock Springs Campground

Norman Lake Map


Fish species found in Lake Norman include largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass

Click here for a NC Fishing License.

Click here for lake levels, or call 800 829-5253.

Local Contact Information

Visitors Center
19900 West Catawba Ave, Suite 102
Cornelius, NC 28031
704 987-3300

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