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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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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.

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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, June, July, August: 8am to 9pm
September, October, March, April: 8am to 8pm
November, December, January, February: 8am to 6pm

May, June, July, August and September : 8am to 10pm
March, April and October: 8am to 9pm
November, December, January and February: 8am to 8pm

Please see the Fees/FAQS/Rules for the 2015-2016 Camping Schedule.

Closed Christmas Day
Jordan Lake gates are closed and locked at park closing time. There is no entry or exit after park closing time.

Jordan Lake's day use area and campground gates 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.