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Fall 2016/ Winter 2017 camping   

Crosswinds campground will be open for year round camping for fall 2016 / winter 2017 at Jordan Lake. Starting November 14, 2016 water will be turned off in the individual campsites at Crosswinds due to freezing.  You can access water at the outside spigots near the shower houses, also the shower houses will have hot water all winter.  Please be aware that Parkers Creek will re-open on March 6, 2017 and Poplar Point will re-open on April 3, 2017 for the 2017 camping season.  

Park office hours are Monday through Friday 8am till 5pm and closed on weekends and Holidays during the months of November through February.

 Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2016 - 11:57am
Seasonal Employment Oppportunities   

We are now accepting applications for Spring/Summer seasonal positions.  For more information please contact park office at 919-362-0586 ext. 211 or 240.

 Posted on: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:41pm

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of nine access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 14,000-acre reservoir. More than 1,000 campsites among five of the access areas offer a range of outdoor experience from RV hookups to primitive tent camping and group camps. There are seven swim beaches in the recreation area and a number of boating ramps, with some swim areas and ramps reserved for campers. Nearly 14 miles of hiking trails wind across the hilly lakeshore, with most of them offering easy, brief hikes perfect for family outings. Spotting bald eagles and osprey is just one of many opportunities to view wildlife, and the lake’s ecology is further explored in the visitor center exhibit hall.

2017 Opening and Closing Schedule


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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

280 State Park Road
ApexNorth Carolina 27523
Latitude: 35.735554
Longitude: -79.016569

Park Hours:

Day Use Areas
May-August: 8am to 9pm
September, October, March, April: 8am to 8pm
November-February: 8am to 6pm

May-September : 8am to 10pm
March, April and October: 8am to 9pm
November-February: 8am to 8pm

Closed Christmas Day

Jordan Lake's day use area gates and campground gate open and lock promptly at posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after posted gate hours except for law enforcement or medical emergencies. 

Park Office and Information Center Hours
8am - 5pm daily (March - October)
8am - 5pm weekdays only (November, December, January and February)
Closed on November 26, November 27, December 23, December 24 and January 1.