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Lake Norman Cabins & Vacation Rentals

Lake Norman of Catawba Travel Guide

Lake Norman was created by the damming the Catawba River in 1963, creating the largest human-made body of fresh water in North Carolina. The resort nestles along the western shores of the lake and is less than an hour’s drive from Charlotte.

Things to Do in Lake Norman of Catawba

Love water? You're in the right place! Enjoy the many water sports available at Lake Normal State Park by taking out a rowboat or canoe, or going fishing, swimming and water skiing.

Back on dry land, head to the hills on a mountain bike and follow the 30 miles of single track trail. Alternatively, visit Rock Spring Nature Preserve where kids will love the extensive playground area. It's also possible to run (or simply stroll) along the one-mile trail between the oak and the pines forest or just take a picnic and enjoy the serenity.

If brushing up on history is more your thing, visit the Murray’s Mill Historic District and Museum, or for vintage cars, make your way to the Memory Lane Museum with its huge collection of old cars and memorabilia.

Best Time to Visit Lake Norman of Catawba

With so many fun attractions, Lake Norman is a great place to visit all year round.

A Local's Guide to Lake Norman Vacation Rentals

Located just under 20 miles from uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, a vacation rental on Lake Norman is the perfect getaway at any time of year. Lake Norman is North Carolina’s largest humanmade lake and boasts 520 miles of gorgeous shoreline. Vacation rentals on Lake Norman feature stunning lake views without having to sacrifice a great location near town.

Activies on the Lake

Spend your days boating, paddle boarding, tubing, or swimming in the beautiful lake. Try your luck at fishing for bass or catfish. And for the adventure seekers, spend still mornings on the lake water skiing or wake boarding. Lake Norman sees a temperate climate year-round, making it ideal for a getaway any time of year.

Day Trips

The nearby towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville are filled with excellent eateries, breakthrough breweries, and superb shopping. With over 250 Brewpubs, North Carolina has emerged as one of the leading states in craft beer production. If craft beer is not your thing, stroll through the streets of either town and find excellent antiquing, cozy art galleries, and fun photography studios.

Cabins in Lake Norman

Lake Norman is the ideal destination for some fun in the sun in North Carolina. Visitors can enjoy art, food, shopping, history and a calendar full of events. Plus, with mild year-round weather, there is no bad time to look at Lake Norman cabin rentals. Incredibly, it is the largest man-made lake in the state with 520 miles of shoreline, and was made by damning the Catawba River. If you love everything water related, then getting a vacation home on the beautiful lake is for you. There are a huge range of water sports available including rowing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, water-skiing and much more, it is no wonder that so many people make their home at Lake Norman.

The Rock Spring Nature Reserve makes for a lovely day trip, or alternative take a bike on the 30 miles of single track. If you want to brush up on a little history of the area, then the Murray’s Mill Historic District and Museum is the place to go.

There are a huge range of vacation rentals in Lake Norman, so whether you are traveling with friends or family, there will be the perfect Lake Norman cabin rental for you.

Price and Availability Index in Lake Norman of Catawba

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Norman of Catawba is in July, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Lake Norman of Catawba is in the high season in July. Lake Norman of Catawba has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Lake Norman of Catawba tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Lake Norman of Catawba tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Lake Norman of Catawba

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lake Norman of Catawba. The warmest months in Lake Norman of Catawba are June and July, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 3 ˚F. The wettest month in Lake Norman of Catawba is May with 7.2 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 2.05 inches of rain.

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