This park boasts its own 33-acre lake where fishing and boating are enjoyed. And with hiking trails, picnic areas, interpretive programs and campgrounds, there's more to Lake Norman State Park than merely water. Pedal boats and canoes are available for rent. They are available daily during the summer. Privately owned boats and watercraft may access Lake Norman from the boat launch area located at the south end of the park. Family Tent/Trailer Camping: Tent pads, picnic tables and grills are available at 33 sites. Popular game fish in Lake Norman include crappie, bluegill and yellow perch, as well as striped, largemouth and white bass. There are three picnic areas at Lake Norman. One is located near the swimming area and accessible fishing pier, one is near the entrance and another is on a ridge across the cove from the swimming area. All have restrooms, tables and grills.