Lake Rentals

There are many places to rent boats, jet skis, paddle boards and more. Check out the listings and contact the businesses directly for pricing and booking. There is a high demand during the peak summer season so we recommend planning ahead. More Resources


Capture Lake Norman Photo Contest

Our 7th annual photo contest has officially ended! We appreciate all the submissions and look forward to announcing winners soon!

Who May Enter:
The contest is open to any photographer, amateur, or professional who is 18 years old or older that are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.

Entry Requirements:

  1. A completed Facebook photo contest entry form, uploading the form above, or using #capturelkn on Instagram. Contact information will be requested when potential winners are being reviewed on social channels.  
  2. All entries must have been photographed in the Lake Norman area.
  3. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them.
  4. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Please note, the FB photo contest form allows entry submissions until Noon EST on Sunday, August 15. 
  5. Any person that appears in a photograph has given permission to have their photo taken and be entered in the contest.
  6. All entries must positively reflect the Lake Norman area.

Contest Conditions:

  1. All entry submissions will be subject to approval or disapproval made at the discretion of Visit Lake Norman. No reason or statement is required for disapproved images.
  2. Visit Lake Norman reserves the right to contact photographers to confirm submission information or for any other necessary purposes.
  3. Anyone who submits a photo and/or are a selected winner, please be prepared to send in the original high-resolution image.
  4. Photographer retains the copyrights to his/her image, but grants Visit Lake Norman prior permission and right to publicly display, reproduce, store, copy, publish, post, and be used in any current or future media without compensation or approval.
  5. By default, any Facebook user can vote only once per photo but can vote many times as long as every vote is for a new photo. Get people to vote for your photo and improve your chances to win. However, the number of votes will not hinder your winning chances nor will the most voted images be subject definite winners either.

Prizes (Along with being featured in the Lake Norman Official Visitors Guide and receiving a canvas print of the winning image):
Grand Prize Winner - $200 VISA Gift Card and LKN Sweatshirt
Second Place Winner - $100 VISA Gift Card and LKN Shirt
Third Place Winner - $50 VISA Gift Card and LKN Hat


2020 Photo Contest Winners


photo contest 2019


Photo Contest Winners 2018


2017 Photo Contest Winners


2016 Winners