Published on September 6, 2013
Beautiful Lake Norman is a haven for golfers, boaters, professionals, vacationers, families and retirees who savor the relaxed resort atmosphere. With 520 miles of shoreline and 32,510 surface acres of water, Lake Norman is thriving with lake-lifestyle amenities. Water sports, lakefront parks, NASCAR attractions, historical sites, fine dining and upscale shopping are just a few activities found at North Carolina’s inland sea. Nestled on the shores of Lake Norman, the towns of Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, and Huntersville each have characteristics and diversity that appeal to all types of visitors and residents. Carefully planned growth and development helps preserve the small town charm, community values, and distinctive qualities that make the towns unique. Come experience the picturesque sunsets and exquisite landscapes that make Lake Norman an exceptional place to both visit and live. Lake Norman was created in 1963 by Duke Energy (formerly Duke Power Company) and is named after former Duke Power President Norman Cocke. The lake serves the area in many ways, including flood control, electricity, water, waterfowl preservation, and by providing a terrific source of recreation. Duke Energy has three power plants on Lake Norman: Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station, Marshall Steam Plant, and McGuire Nuclear Station.