Rutherford Outdoor Coalition

Lake James State Park Trails

Lake James State Park Trails

Difficulty

1 2 3 4 5

Activities

Hiking Walking/Running Cycling Equestrian Paddling Camping

Length 25+ miles - multiple trails

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Tucked into the rolling hill country at the base of mighty Linville Gorge is Lake James, a sprawling 6,812-acre reservoir with more than 150 miles of shoreline. Lake James State Park offers two access areas: Catawba River and Paddy's Creek. Both sections offer lake access, trails, picnic areas, and more. The Paddy's Creek section also offers mountain biking.

Park Website: www.ncparks.gov/lake-james-state-park

WHERE: Nebo, NC

DIRECTIONS: See the state park website for specific directions to Catawba River and Paddys Creek accesses.

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Appropriate Clothing

Weather can change quickly in the mountains. Always tuck rain gear into your backpack and bring along layers of clothes.