Lake Norman is the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina. It was created between 1959 and 1964 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy. Anyone interested in visiting Lake Norman can print the free topographic map and other maps using the link above. The location, topography and nearby roads (26% of the trails around Lake Norman (city) can be seen in the layers of the map above.
The latitude and longitude coordinates (GPS reference point) of Lake Norman are 35.5688 (north) and -80.90244 (west) and the approximate elevation is 863 feet (263 meters) above sea level.