Sneak Peak For Friends Of Lake James State Park Members


Members of the Friends of Lake James State Park get plenty of opportunities to demonstrate their appreciation for the park; there are volunteer work days for trail building and maintenance, chances to help out at the annual Catawba RiverFest celebration and other events, beautification projects and, of course, financial donations that allow FLJSP to support park activities and programs. In return, those members get the satisfaction of knowing they are part of a growing community dedicated to making Lake James State Park the best it can possibly be for the hundreds of thousands of visitors that come here every year and helping to secure the park’s future. The FLJSP Board of Directors, with support from the park staff, wishes to recognize the contributions its membership has made during the group’s first two years of existence by offering an exclusive, sneak peek at the newest 1-mile section of the Overmountain Victory Trail, to be opened to the public sometime later this spring.

The hike, scheduled for April 13, at 2 p.m. and will be led by one of the park rangers, who will detail the time and effort (much of it thanks to Friends of Lake James State Park volunteers) that went into the trail and the historic significance it has in the story of the American Revolution.

This opportunity is only open to Friends of Lake James State Park members in good standing. If you are not a member and would like to attend, please flip to the back page of this newsletter and fill out a membership form.

Pre-registration is required and you may do so by calling the park office at 828-584-7728. As long as your dues are received before April 5, you will be eligible to be among the very first to hike the new OVT section.

Hope to see you there!