Dan Nicholas Park has 17 covered shelters available for rent. Eleven shelters will accommodate 150 people and six will accommodate 30 people. They are equipped with picnic tables and grills. There is a charge for shelter and picnic tables on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

Dan Nicholas does not charge for visiting! We have many features of the park that are free. Other areas of the park can be visited for very small charges.

Dan Nicholas Park was created originally with a gift in 1968 of 330 acres of land from Mr, Dan Nicholas, a local entrepeneur and philanthropist.

AUTUMN JUBILEE 2014 OCTOBER 4th and 5th 2014

Due to Budget Cuts Beginning 7-5-11

     New Park Gate Hours* 

             Jan. 9-5 Mon-Sun

             Feb. 9-5 Mon-Sun

             March 9-5 Mon-Sun

             April 8-5 Mon-Thurs Close at 8pm Fri, Sat, Sun, and Holidays

             May 8-5 Mon-Thurs Close at 8pm Fri, Sat, Sun, and Holidays

             Jun 8-6 Mon-Thurs Close at 9pm Fri, Sat, Sun, and Holidays

             July 8-6 Mon-Thurs Close at 9pm Fri, Sat, Sun, and Holidays

             Aug 8-6 Mon-Thurs Close at 9pm Fri, Sat, Sun, and Holidays

             Sept 8-6 Mon-Thurs Close at 8pm Fri, Sat, Sun, and Holidays

             Oct 9-5 Mon-Thurs Close at 7pm Fri, Sat, Sun, and Holidays

             Nov 9-5 Mon-Sun

             Dec 9-5 Mon-Sun

(* Subject to change, check back regularly)

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Map of Dan Nicholas


Shelter Reservations
  Nature Programs
Field Trip Reservations
call  704 216-7803

Family Campground Reservations
call 704 216-7808

call 704 216-7816