Jordan Lake State Recreation Area »  Ecology
Crosswinds campground is closed for the season. All camping loops are scheduled to open Monday, March 30, 2015.
New Hope Overlook Primitive campgrund is closed for the season. Campground will reopen Monday, March 02, 2015.
Poplar Point campground is closed for the season. Loop E is scheduled to open Monday, March 09, 2015. Loop C is scheduled to open Monday, March 16, 2015. Loop B is scheduled to open Monday, March 23, 2015.
Parker's Creek Campground: Loops 1, 2, and 4 north will be open year-round to accommodate the fall 2014/winter 2015 camping season. On Monday, November 17, 2014, all water will be cut off to individual campsites for the winter months. If you should need water, please use the frost proof water spigots located at each shower house. The shower houses will remain open with hot water.
Vista Point is closed for the season and scheduled to open Monday, March 02, 2015.
Updated: 2015-01-19 10:45:24
Plant & Animal » Checklists
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is one of the largest summertime homes of the bald eagle, the symbol of
the United States for more than 200 years. The population of eagles in the Jordan Lake area has increased
dramatically since the flooding of the reservoir in 1983.
Vast, undisturbed areas provide the perfect home for the bald eagle; there's plenty of fish to eat and a
mature forest for roosting. Although protection efforts have increased the numbers of this mighty bird,
it still remains a protected species. Interpretive programs about the bald eagle are conducted throughout the
year at Jordan Lake. Join one of our programs or bird watch on your own.