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Ramsey Creek Beach

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Ramsey Creek hours, fees updated

July 15. Ramsey Creek Beach is now open five days a week—Wednesday though Sunday—from 11 am to 7 pm. The CATS bus shuttle, however, will only be available on Labor Day Weekend. Ramsey Creek Park has the only public beach in North Mecklenburg. Fees for vehicle entrance to the beach are: Per vehicle – County […]

The LKN Chamber's 20 year effort to get a public beach was led by Bill Russell

Nationwide lifeguard shortage sinks plans for beach reopening

May 26. By Dave Yochum. There’s a nationwide shortage of lifeguards, not just the county-run beach at Ramsey Creek Park which remains closed through Memorial Day weekend. Bill Russell, one of the key drivers for a public beach, said the lifeguard shortage is “completely understandable” given unemployment benefits that make it more palatable for some […]

Ramsey Creek Beach pre-COVID

Are we No. 5 lake beach town in US? WalletHub says aye aye

June 17. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius and Davidson have made it into the Top 10 of WalletHub’s best lake/beach towns. No. 1 was Traverse City, Mich. Cornelius came in at No. 5 and Davidson at No. 10. Further down the list were Burlington, Vt. (No. 21) and Plattsburgh, NY (No. 25). Living by the water […]


Lake drops, beach grows, crowd shrinks

Aug. 10. By Dave Yochum. Looking at it from the glass is half-full perspective, the new county beach at Ramsey Creek Park is bigger than ever. That’s because lake levels are dropping. As of yesterday afternoon, there were 29.5 inches of water at the perimeter of the swimming area, down from 36 inches June 28, […]

Ramsey Creek Beach pre-COVID

Petition seeks to close beach; what do falling lake levels mean?

June 28. UPDATE 5 PM. In the fantasy world of “Every Idea is a Good Idea,” the new beach at Ramsey Creek Park is brilliant: The water is warm, the view is perfect and, indeed, everyone deserves to swim at a county-owned beach. But this idea has gone haywire, despite years in the making. Among […]

Gia Spingola, lifeguard

Cornelius: Beachin it

May 29. UPDATE SUNDAY. The Ramsey Creek Park public beach officially opened at 10:30 Saturday morning, and despite a gloomy start to the second day of the three-day weekend, it opened with a steady stream of beachgoers. “We will temporarily  shut down for thunder and lightning but rain will not keep us away,” park official Genni Reel said. Saturday […]

Ramsey Creek beach opening may be delayed  

April 19. By Dave Vieser. The long-awaited public beach at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius, which was scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend, may not open on time. Possible delays in realigning the Nantz Road-West Catawba Avenue intersection and installing a traffic signal are to blame. The beach, which is part of the Mecklenburg County […]