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Current status of park facilities   

The swim beach remains CLOSED. There are no boat rentals or picnic shelter reservations.

Trails and restrooms are open. The visitor center also remains closed. Park gates close at sunset.

Campsites are open to reservations, with the exception of group campsites, which remain closed.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. Phase 2 has been extended until at least September 11, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Jones Lake State Park


Contact the park
 

910-588-4550

jones.lake@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

4117 N.C. 242 N.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

GPS: 34.6827, -78.5954
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed state holidays
     

 

 

 

Area information

Jones Lake State Park is located in Bladen County, four miles north of Elizabethtown on Highway 242. To reach the park from Wilmington, drive west on US 74/76. Turn right onto NC 87 and travel north toward Elizabethtown. Turn right onto NC 87 Business. At the second light, turn right onto US 701. Travel north for one mile and take a left onto NC 53. Take an immediate right onto NC 242. Drive north for two miles. The park entrance, indicated by a large sign, will be on the left.

To arrive at Jones Lake from Fayetteville, drive east on NC 53 for approximately 40 miles, take a left onto NC 242 and travel north. The park entrance, marked with a large sign, is two miles on the left.

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