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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Fishing Pier Closed    

The fishing pier at Jones Lake State Park is currently closed to the public due to damaged caused by Hurricane Matthew.

 Posted on: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 3:05pm
Activities

Hiking

The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Boating

A road to the lake for small craft is located at the west side of the picnic area. The access road ends at the lakeshore, and only motors that are 10 horsepower and under are allowed on the lake. Canoes and paddleboats may be rented at the boathouse adjacent to the pier from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day when lifeguards are on duty. See the Fees/FAQs/Rules page for more information. Vehicular access to Salters Lake requires a permit issued by park staff.

Fishing

Few fish species are present due to the water's acidity. Yellow perch are the most abundant; chain pickerel, catfish, chub suckers and blue-spotted sunfish also occupy the lakes. Pier fishing is allowed only from the lake trail access points.

Swimming

Enjoy the aquatic activities offered by this cool, tea-colored lake. The sandy beach of Jones Lake is ideal for sunbathing and the shallow water is a swimmer’s delight. A fee is charged for swimming from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day when lifeguards are on duty. See the Fees/FAQs/Rules page for more information. A concession stand and bathhouse are located nearby.

Picnicking

A picnic is a great way to enjoy a day out-of-doors. More than 50 tables and 15 grills are available at the picnic grounds. A grassy area, also available for picnicking, is adjacent to the beach where the shade of pine and cypress trees promises respite from the sun. The covered picnic shelter, perfect for a large gathering, will accommodate up to 100 people. Use of the picnic shelter is free of charge unless reservations are requested.

Contact:

Jones Lake State Park

4117 Hwy 242 N
ElizabethtownNC 28337
Phone910-588-4550
jones.lake@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.682743
Longitude: -78.595420

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March - May and September and October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm.
Closed Christmas Day

Park gate is closed and locked at park closing time.

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays

Visitor Center
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays