LJSP Trails

LJSP Trails

CATAWBA RIVER AREA: Fishing Pier Trail (0.3 mile, easy) Fox Den Loop Trail (2.25 miles, moderate) Lake Channel Overlook Trail (1.5 miles, moderate) Sandy Cliff Overlook Trail (0.5 mile, easy) PADDY’S CREEK AREA: Holly Discovery Trail (0.75 mile, easy) Mill’s Creek Trail (3.6 miles, moderate) Overmountain Victory Trail (2.0 mile, moderate) Paddy’s Creek Trail (2.0 […]

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Nature Notes

Nature Notes

The march of the seasons is undeniable and evidence is all around us. Fall and winter are fantastic times to visit Lake James State Park, with air temperatures just perfect for hiking in the woods, birds and animals active throughout the daytime as they search for food and open vistas of the lake and surrounding […]

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Familiar Face:  Linda Lake

Familiar Face: Linda Lake

Anyone who visits Lake James State Park when the Paddy’s Creek Area swim beach is open (May – September) knows the bathhouse breezeway can be a hopping place. Weekend and holiday crowds gather under the archway to purchase swim bands, grab a cold drink or an ice cream, rent a canoe or gather with family […]

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Nature Notes
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Nature Notes

The season of the great migration is upon us and the birdwatchers are cleaning their binoculars, waterproofing their hiking boots and studying their field guides in preparation. Many North American songbirds already started heading south back in late August, but the vast majority of these, along with raptors, waterfowl, woodpeckers and more will pass through […]

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Centennial Spotlight:  Fonta Flora
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Centennial Spotlight: Fonta Flora

The crystal blue waters of Lake James make it a destination for boaters from near and far, but many don’t realize that the lake is man-made. In 1923, the completion of three dams by Duke Energy formed Lake James as we know it today. As construction concluded and the waters began to rise, the myths […]

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Justin Allen
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Justin Allen

Over the course of the summer a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes work goes into making Lake James State Park presentable for the multitudes of visitors here to have outdoors fun. The maintenance staff and rangers can’t do it on top of their regular daily duties and that’s why the state park relies so heavily on […]

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