Lake James is a manmade lake bordered by 150 miles of shoreline encompassing 6,812 acres of water, stretching across two counties. There are two park areas, one is Paddy's Creek and the other is the Catawba River Area.

Check out 25 miles of trails, 15 are mountain bike trails ideal for beginners and intermediate riders. The Paddy's Creek Area includes a swimming beach, kayak, and canoe rentals. Open year-round, there are seasonal restrictions. Call us for details. 828-668-4282

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