The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

August
Aug

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Friday
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Lake James Boat Tour

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Lake James State Park

The waters and shoreline of Lake James is bursting with life and there’s no better way to explore than by boat. Park Ranger Veasey is captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat to search for ospreys, otters, eagles and scenic vistas. The weather could be hot and muggy so dress appropriately for the day (remember it’s always cooler out on the water). Registration is required and available first-come, first-served. Call the park office at 828-584-7728 to reserve. Meet at the Paddy’s Creek Area East Picnic Shelter at 8:45 a.m. for a briefing and prompt 9 a.m. departure.

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