About Lake Norman

Welcome to Lake Norman, NC! Located just 30 miles north of Charlotte, Lake Norman is North Carolina’s largest man-made lake, earning its nickname of the “inland sea.” The lake features an incredible 520 miles of shoreline and endless opportunities to explore and play. With one of our luxury lakefront homes as your starting point, your vacation will be one for the books!

There’s no such thing as bored here! Lake Norman is the ideal place for swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and water sports of all kinds! You might choose to charter a sunset cruise or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant. Whatever your vacation style, there’s something for you here. Feeling adventurous? We have lots of ideas about how to have fun on the lake.

There’s also plenty to do around the lake. The Lake Norman area is comprised of several charming towns with both lakefront and inland opportunities to explore. If you like getting out into nature, there are plenty of local hikes for you to enjoy. Looking for an entertaining night out? Let us guide you to some of the best breweries and bottle shops in the area. And if you’re traveling with your pup, here are some awesome dog-friendly establishments. Be sure to check out more of our local partners for best-in-class service!

Want to venture a little further? The Charlotte area has so many amazing attractions for every interest! From exploring the U.S. National White Water Center, riding roller coasters at Carowinds, and watching NASCAR at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, your adventure awaits! The only questions left are how many people are you bringing with you, and which of our gorgeous lakefront homes suits you best? Call our reservations team today to book!


  • When was Lake Norman built? 1959-1963

  • How big is Lake Norman? 33.6 miles, top to bottom, with a surface area of more than 32,475 acres

  • How deep is Lake Norman? 110 feet at its deepest point

  • Where did the name Lake Norman come from? It was named for Norman Atwater Cocke, the former president of Duke Power

  • How many towns border Lake Norman? Eight towns border the lake: Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Denver, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford, Catawba and Troutman

Below we have created a fun interactive map for you to find some of our favorites spots around Lake Norman including waterfront restaurants, boat rentals, breweries, and things to do.