Water sports on Lake Norman

Lake Norman can be enjoyed in so many different ways. Whether you wish to sun bath along it’s shores, at a park or on a boat or if you are up for some water sports on Lake Norman, there is something for everyone. Boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, conoeing, jet skiing, and wake boarding are just a few of the water sports on Lake Norman that are enjoyed by residents and visitors. Please see below for information on each sport.

Water Sports on Lake Norman -Boating

Adult Sailing

Looking for a sailing regatta to take part in or would you like to zip across the 34 miles of Lake Norman? Many waterfront homes come with their own pier. Boatslips are available in many communities.  Please give me a call at 704.380.0838 to discuss the right home for you to best enjoy all Lake Norman has to offer on your budget.  If waterfront living or living in a community with lake front access isn’t in you budget but, you want to enjoy water sports on Lake Norman, there are many marinas to choose from as well as public boat launches and even boat rentals. 

Perhaps, you would like to see life on the lake but don’t want to drive your own boat. There are dinner cruises available for touring the lake as well. 

Map of  some of the public Lake Norman Marinas

Cornelius, NC
(704) 746-3753
7879 Water Oaks Dr
Denver, NC
(704) 483-5172
Mooresville, NC
(704) 892-3478
 20139 Henderson Rd
Cornelius, NC
(704) 892-0561
Stutts RD
Mooresville, NC
Troutman, NC
(704) 528-3328

Water Sports on Lake Norman- Paddle Boarding


One of the least expensive ( and healthiest) ways to enjoy water sports on Lake Norman on the water is paddle boarding. One of the nice features of paddleboarding is there are many access points to put your paddleboard in the water and go have some fun while getting a great workout.  If you are not a veteran of the sport and want to check out paddleboarding prior to investing in a paddleboard, there are various places to rent paddleboards.

  Moose Paddleboard Co

(980) 200-0186

264 Rolling Hill Rd

Mooresville, NC
(704) 799-2192

584 Brawley School Rd

Mooresville, NC
(704) 526-8432

18919 West Catawba Avenue

Cornelius, NC

(704) 526-8432

Water Sports on Lake Norman- Kayaking and Canoeing


 Kayaking and canoeing are great ways to explore the shores and coves, get exercise, relax or even fish on Lake Norman. You can use the State Parks for launch sites as long as you have the proper safety equipment. If you don’t have your own kayak or canoe, or are just visiting there are several rental shops available. 

584 Brawley School Rd

Mooresville, NC
(704) 526-8432

18919 West Catawba Avenue

Cornelius, NC

(704) 526-8432

N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: Lake Norman State Park – Facilities and Fees

Water Sports – Lake Norman- Jet Skiing


Feel that need for speed that this racing town is known for but want to play on the water? Why not rent a jet ski for the day?


Lake Norman Jet Ski Rentals


Queens Landing (1459 River Hwy)

Mooresville, NC 28117





7515 Stonewall St

Sherrills Ford, NC 28673



Carolina Boat Rentals


19357 H.M. Junker Dr.

Cornelius, NC 28031




Water Sports – Lake Norman-Wake Boarding and Water Skiing



When you are talking water sports on Lake Norman, Wake the Lake (an annual wake boardingevent) comes to mind as one of the most exciting competetions held in Mooresville, NC.

 There is a non-profit club for water skiiers, Lake Norman Ski Club

As well as professional wake boarding schools