There are plenty of fun things to do around Lake Norman, but the most prominent is the lake itself. Boat rentals, fishing tours and waterfront parks are just a start to getting out on the lake. Below you will find a comprehensive list to start your next adventure on the water!
Enjoy a day on the water cruising down the lake with one of Lake Norman's premier boat rental companies. Whether you are alone, or with family, it is nice to be able to relax and have a splash in the sun.
77 Water Sports is a tritoon boat rental company that offers tube rentals and provides life jackets with each reservation.
Carolina Boat Rentals offers pontoon and waverunner rentals. They also offer pontoon and regal powerboat tours.
Carolina Cruising Charters provides captained tours on a 2022 23-ft Berkshire STS Luxury Tritoon by United States Coast Guard Captains.
Cornelius Pontoon Rentals offers pontoon boat rentals with gas, a cooler of ice, bottled water, snacks, and water noodles provided with every reservation. Limited 8 people on board. Captained boat rentals are also available if booked in advance.
Lake Norman Sailing Charters provides sailboat charters during the day or evening with a maximum of 6 guests. Snacks and beverages are permitted with the exception of red wine. Anchoring in a quiet cove for dinner or swimming is also an option.
Kayaking and Paddleboarding
Kayaking and Paddleboards are a fun activity the whole family can enjoy!
Long Island Paddle Sports offers a variety of kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes. Sit on top kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, fishing kayaks, tandem kayaks, and canoes are all available for rent.
What's Up Watersports offers paddleboard and kayak rentals for those looking to get an amazing workout, or go for a leisurely paddle and enjoy the scenery. They also offer jet ski and boat rentals too.
Latta Nature Preserve offers a free kayak launch with an ADA compliant ramp. Numerous fishing opportunities are available including a fishing dock. Anglers 16 years and older must have an NC State Fishing License. Fishing rods are also available to rent at the Quest Center with bait for sale at the gift shop.
Ramsey Creek Park is open seven days a week, with the swimming beach open Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm to 6pm. Parking is limited. A free shuttle is available on holiday weekends at Northcross Park and Ride in Huntersville (17126 Northcross Drive).
Lake Norman State Park swim area is located in the south area of the park at the end of State Park Road near an accessible fishing pier and the pier picnic area. Lifeguard and locker room services are available from 10am to 5pm. The park charges a cash-only fee to swim, only when lifeguards are on duty.
Fishing Tours and Guides
Fish On! LN Fishing Guide Services provides captained fishing excursions around Lake Norman. Captain Craig is a master rated USCG licensed captain, fully insured, and trained in first aid/CPR. He enjoys showing his anglers when, where, and how to catch them all.
Fishers of Men Guide Service aims to provide fishing trips that are enjoyable for all skill levels and types of fisherman. Owner and operator, Justin, enjoys sharing his passion for fishing with others and is delighted to take all ages on safe, successful, family-fun trips.
Carolina Flyboard Inc offers flyboard and jet ski rentals. Also known as a water hoverboard, a flyboard uses the power of water pressure to lift you up and out of the water. Lessons are available with trained staff that will provide a fun and safe environment.
Ride LKN offers premier watersports lessons, private charters, and kids watersports summer camps, specializing in watersports such as wakesurfing, wakeboarding, and foiling. They also offer tubing and cruising to enjoy all that Lake Norman has to offer.
Whether you’re planning your next day trip or family outing, be sure to add one (or more) of the exhilarating and unique watersports listed above to your itinerary for a once in a lifetime experience. Discover new ways to make a splash on Lake Norman this summer. Now that you know the inside scoop of Lake Norman, start planning your next adventure today!