Lake James State Park

North Carolina State Park

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2785 NC-126 Nebo, NC 28761 828-584-7728 Reservations: 877-722-6762 Official Website

GPS: 35.7568, -81.875

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Overview of Lake James State Park

Tent camping only - No RV spaces. Catawba River Area has 20 walk-in tent campsites. The Paddy’s Creek Area has 33 drive-in tent sites.

Number of Sites 53

Reservations yes

Elevation 1,279 ft / 389 m

Tent Camping Yes

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“Tents Only”

Reviewed 4/13/2018

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There are two campgrounds here, a site at Catawba River with 20 tent only sites. There’s a parking lot, and you carry your camp down the hill to sites right on the lake. The toilet and shower facility is roomy, and seems to be well maintained.

The larger, newer facility at Paddy’s Creek has 33 sites, again for tents only. Again, the restrooms are spacious and well maintained.

We went on to the headquarters on the lakeshore, and we’re offered the use of the parking lot for our overnight stay, which better suited our needs that dropping the pop up and parking next to it at the campground.

The staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating to our needs. Thank you North Carolina State Parks!

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SteveAz would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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