There is a great chance that Dad will want to enjoy a portion of his Father’s Day out near water, fishing. Combining a bit of solitude, great weather and a plethora of fish is what Dad is perhaps hoping to do. We have the best places Dad can experience some peace and quiet and that plethora of fish, just in time for his special day!
Ramsey Creek Park (Lake Norman)
Ramsey Creek Park at Lake Norman features a picturesque escape for Dad or that man who just needs time to think… and fish. Not only is there a fishing pier and 43.7 acres of a waterfront park but Dad or that special guy can enjoy a host of picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, walking and nature trails, as well as a boat launching and beach area. Dad has the rugged outdoors coupled with serene amenities for his special day!
18441 Nantz Road
Cornelius, NC 28078
North Park Region
McDowell Nature Center and Preserve
If you choose to take Dad to a place where he as well as the whole family can have tremendous outdoor fun, consider the McDowell Nature Center and Preserve. The park offers 1,115 acres, a nature center, playgrounds, picnic areas, wildlife viewing opportunities and yes… that fishing Dad is so looking forward to. There are also reservable facilities that include: Copperhead Island (Shelter and Primitive Group Camp), the Waterfront Deck and the Medium Shelter. The McDowell Nature Preserve preserves the habitat for 119 species of birds, 21 species of mammals, 21 species of reptiles, and 14 species of amphibians. And the fishing for dad is an experience to savor!
15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Nature Center Hours:
Monday – Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Admission to both The Nature Center and The Preserve is free.
Situated in a heavily wooded spot, 105 acres of outdoor bliss awaits Dad. Aside from fishing, Dad can enjoy 1.3 mile bike trail, tennis courts, picnic areas, a beach and and a 1.5 mild walking trail. There is also a bicycle rental shop and yes… fishing peace for Dad! Whether you want to spend the day relaxing, cooking the fish Dad caught, or spending time on the playground with the children. Maintained by the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, this park is open from sun up to sundown, seven days per week. Park employees are eager to greet you on the weekend to accept a per car entrance fee ($3 – county residents; $5 – nonresidents).
19000 Jetton Road (Cornelius, NC)
North Park Region
Hours: Daily 9am-9pm
Cicely C. Mitchell