Year of the Spider

Year of the Spider

Each year, North Carolina State Parks chooses a theme to be the main focus of our interpretation and education efforts. In years past, our themes have included wildflowers, turtles, birds, bats and even amphibians. This year’s theme is a leg above the rest, eight legs to be exact. 2017 is the Year of the Spider. […]

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Nature Notes

Nature Notes

Winter may not be completely finished with us, but the inevitable creep toward spring is undeniable. During warm, rainy nights, frogs, toads and salamanders ar frantic in their efforts to find a mate and lay their eggs. The wet, marshy areas near the Paddy’s Creek bridge host a chorus of spring peepers and other amphibians. […]

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Logging Accelerates Forest Restoration

Logging Accelerates Forest Restoration

With a sharpened focus on healthy forest restoration within North Carolina’s state parks, a 66-acre tract at the Catawba River Area is undergoing a dramatic makeover. Beginning in late December of last year, the park property south of the CRA front gate was selectively logged to reduce the number of white and Virginia pine trees […]

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Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal Jobs

It’s not too early to consider a summer seasonal position at Lake James State Park.  Applications are being accepted to lifeguards, general utility workers and concessions stand attendants.  Download a State Government Application for Employment (PD-107) by going online to www.ncparks.gov and clicking on the “Get Involved” banner near the top of the page.  Follow […]

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Nature Notes

Nature Notes

Not many folks think the dead of winter can be productive for nature watching, but when you’re at a lake in western North Carolina it can be one of the very best seasons, especially if you happen to be a birdwatcher. Species of birds that are attracted to Lake James in winter are often here […]

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2016 State of the Park

2016 State of the Park

Another year has passed and I would like to thank everyone who visited Lake James State Park in 2016.  Our centennial year was a huge success, thanks in large part to the hikers, mountain bikers, swimmers and fishermen that love the park and take advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities it provides.  Without you […]

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