Lake James State Park
Only 15 minutes from Barefoot Landing by car, Lake James State Park offers boating, swimming and fishing in the beautiful, clear waters of Lake James. There are 25 miles of trails, 15 of which are open to mountain biking. Trails vary from the short, educational Holly Discovery Trail with child-friendly activities, to the more adventurous, historic section of the Overmountain Victory Trail. Boat ramps at Hidden Cove and Canal Bridge on NC 126 are located between the park’s two day-use areas. Canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are available at the Paddy’s Creek Area concession stand from May through September.