Lake Norman is a mecca of outdoor recreation opportunities. It is known for being one of North Carolina's best fishing lakes. Game fish include crappie, bluegill, yellow perch and striped, largemouth and white bass. There is also a small lake within the park boundaries that offers a quieter spot for fishing. Crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass and yellow perch can be found here.
The park offers youth camping where you may choose from two group campsites. There is also a family campground offering hot showers and restrooms.
The park provides a boat dock and boat ramp in addition to restrooms and rowboat or canoe rental available June through Labor Day.
A sandy swim beach is open June through Labor Day. A bathhouse with showers, toilets, changing rooms and vending machines serves the area.
There are two picnic areas one with a shelter which accommodates up to 125 people. Use of the shelter is free of charge unless reservations are requested. Because of popularity, reservations are advised. The second picnic area is near the parking lot serving the group camping area.
Join a park ranger for a closer look at Duke Power State Park. Programs are given throughout the year. Contact the park office for more information. Environmental Educational Learning Experience (EELE)--Testing the Waters. Grades: 4, 5, and 6. Introduces students to aquatic organisms and using watersheds properly to maintain healthy aquatic ecosystems and clean drinking water. Mayor concepts covered include: water quality, watersheds, aquatic sampling, preservation of natural areas,and stewardship.
No handicapped accessible buildings.