Jetton Park on Lake Norman in Cornelius is an oasis for locals looking to get away from it all. Believe it or not, this was my first visit to Jetton Park in the more than 15 years since moving to North Carolina.

Driving into Jetton Park

Jetton Park – Overview

Jetton Park spans over 105 acres on Lake Norman’s Southeastern shore, in the cove of Ramsey Creek.

It’s easy to get to and conveniently located near the entrance of The Peninsula neighborhood.

Jetton Park trails

Jetton Park – Amenities

There are numerous activities available in Jetton Park

Walkers, hikers, and joggers will enjoy over 1.5 miles of paved trails throughout the park. Mountain bikers also have a 1.3-mile trail here.

The park also has lighted tennis courts, several of which were in use while I visited. However, I was surprised that there were no pickleball courts here. I’m sure that’s only a matter of time.

Jetton Park Lake Norman walking trail
Jetton Park tennis courts

Picnic sites are scattered throughout the park with plenty of space between sites. I can see Jetton Park being a popular spot for family picnics and gatherings.

Speaking of which, there’s also an event venue called the Waterfront Hall that can be reserved.

I spotted a large playground within the park, as well.

Jetton Park Lake Norman picnic site
Jetton Park event venue

The Beach at Jetton Park

The beach here is a great spot for sitting and relaxing, reading, or catching some rays. But, swimming is not allowed at Jetton Park.

Near the beach is one of Lake Norman’s most iconic spots for photography. This is a great spot to catch spectacular sunsets on the lake. You can see an example below and in our Lake Norman dog-friendly blog post.

Jetton Park Cornelius NC

Photo credit: Jon Beyerle, On Camber Creative

Other Amenities

The park also has a concession stand and restroom facilities.  Parking is also plentiful here, and visitors can often find a spot right in front of their picnic site.

Jetton Park parking

Fees at Jetton Park

There is currently no cost to enter Jetton Park.

Jetton Park walking path


I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Jetton Park. The Fall colors were vibrant, and there was a lot to enjoy here.

If you’re looking for a relaxing place to spend a day or even just a lunch break, I highly recommend the tranquility of Jetton Park.

Jetton Park
Address: 19000 Jetton Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031

About the author:

Jeff Hamm is the creator and producer of The Best of LKN, an online platform that highlights the best businesses, places to go, and things to do around Lake Norman, North Carolina.

He’s also the founder of Epic Journey Media, a marketing agency that specializes in serving local businesses.

And… a Real Estate Agent affiliated with Keller Williams Realty – Lake Norman.

When he isn’t editing podcasts, building websites, or writing blog articles & email newsletters, you can most likely find him taking walks with his dogs Sam and Maisy.

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Jetton Park bench