Ramsey Creek Park
I visited this park for the first time and I was impressed they have a nice beach where people can swim. This area is limited in the water so you can't swim further of that line. This park is well equipped,there are a lot of benches and places for BBQ. Also there's a bridge where you can take a sit or have fishing. There a nice children's playground with swings and slides. If you feel hot you can buy an icecream closer to the beach.
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I think this park has a lot to offer and the views of Lake Norman are awesome! We have noticed many people having a picnic. The beach area is incredibly tiny. They really should consider expanding it. There is also a really sweet playground for the kids. I think I noticed a zip line. There is also a place where people are launching boats & jet skis into the water. Go for a walk into the wooded area nearby the parking lot nearest to the beach, theres a sweet little trail. Check out Ramsey Creek Park the next time you are in the area.
There are public restrooms available and hiking trails through the woods. A dock extends out into the lake for great views. There is a good size beach that is open seasonally. It was not open when I visited in early October. Plenty of picnic tables and a large children's playground as well. Park Rangers also watch the area.
This is a beautiful spot. All kinds of activities for adults and a nice playground for kids. Weekends are usually busy but weekdays are not too crowded. My husband did a pontoon rental once and we plan on going again for entire day. There is also a separate picnic area when you enter. I believe you have to do reservations for the shelters there. Water entrance is not allowed anywhere. I saw a lot of spots with bbq stands and tables which is awesome. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Definitely recommended.
Lovely place designed for young children to swim in roped off area with life guards. Just know you may have to walk from parking areas and it can be quite a haul. Bring a wagon if you have one and lots to carry! Awesome park for the kids to play at as well!