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Copperhead Island at McDowell Nature Preserve

15200 Soldier Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

(Adjacent to the McDowell Nature Preserve)
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  • 14-acres
  • Direct boat launching access to Lake Wylie
  • 4 boat ramps
  • Fishing piers
  • Trails 
  • Picnic shelter
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Restrooms
  • Horseshoes
  • Primitive camping on the shores of Lake Wylie is also available (6 sites).

Reservable Facilities:
Copperhead Island Shelter # 1


Office Location:

6220 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210


South Region Office