Year Round Camping


Year Round CampingIn the nearly 30-year history of Lake James State Park, the camping season has run from March through the end of November. All that is about to change as the park and its 83 campsites become available year round effective immediately. Cold weather campers can choose from the walk-in sites at the Catawba River Area, the drive-in sites at Paddy’s Creek and the boat-in sites on Long Arm Peninsula.

Camping during the winter months can be rewarding and challenging. Prospective overnighters are encouraged to keep a close eye on the weather forecast and choose their days wisely. Conditions at campsites directly on the shoreline of Lake James will be blustery and colder than protected sites away from the water.

“We feel there is enough of a demand for these sites during the winter to open up our campgrounds year round,” said Park Superintendent Nora Coffey. “The weather is often beautiful here through the holidays. Now folks can take advantage of it and enjoy the park with a new experience.”