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Park is open; all trails and fishing pier remain closed   

Jones Lake State Park is reopening on Monday, September 24. All trails and the fishing pier remain closed until further notice. For your safety and the safety of park staff, please do NOT enter areas that have been closed off. Park staff are working to clear storm debris and other safety hazards.

 Posted on: Monday, September 24, 2018

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.


Boating is allowed with motorized boats with engines 10 horsepower or less.


Pier fishing is allowed only from the lake trail access points.


A fee is charged for swimming Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

    Adult (13 and over) --- $5/day
    Child ages 3 - 12 --- $4/day

Boat Rental

Canoes and pedalboats can be rented at the beach area Memorial Day through Labor Day. Canoes accommodate 2 people. Pedalboats accommodate 4 people.  Fees are $5 per hour.


Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.


A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.


Jones Lake State Park

4117 Hwy 242 N
ElizabethtownNC 28337
Latitude: 34.682743
Longitude: -78.595420

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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