Save the Date

  • The annual Lake James Clean Up is scheduled for March 17. Volunteers are needed to help with this comprehensive effort to remove trash for the Burke County shoreline of Lake James and areas within the state park. (See I&E schedule on page 2)
  • The inaugural SwimRun Lake James endurance race will be April 7. Two-person teams traverse 3.5 miles of swimming and 13 miles of running, with 26 land-to-water transition points along the way. Find out more at Nebo/SwimRunNCLakeJames.
    (If you would like to volunteer for this event, the Friends of Lake James will receive a donation for your participation!)
  • Distance runners should check out the Fonta Flora Half-marathon and 50K races, April 14 and 15. Learn more at 
  • The Lake James International is part of the NC Triathlon Series and will take place at the Paddy’s Creek area on April 28. This race will consist of a 1500 meter swim, a 40K bike race and a 10K run.For more information visit
NewsMolly Sandfoss