Trails are open with the exception of Cedar Loop Trail which remains closed.
Last updated on: Monday, November 23, 2020
The swim beach remains CLOSED. There are no boat rentals.
Trails and restrooms are open. All campsites, including group campsites, are open; reservations are required.
The visitor center is open. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.
Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.Last updated on: Monday, October 5, 2020
If you have a camping reservation and will be arriving after park hours please call the park, during park office hours, to obtain information on how to access the campground after park hours.Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020
Contact the park
4117 N.C. 242 N.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
GPS: 34.6827, -78.5954
- 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
- Monday to Friday:
8:00am to 5:00pm
- Closed state holidays
Jones Lake State Park
Jones Lake State Park has long been a community destination for lazy picnics under the shade of tall pines and swimming in the lake’s shallow, warm waters. The park surrounds two of the many mysterious bay lakes found in eastern North Carolina, though access to the remote Salters Lake is by permit only. Canoes, kayaks and motorized craft of 10 horsepower or less are welcome, and canoes and paddleboats can be rented in summer months. A visitor center and exhibit hall introduce visitors to the ecology of the bay lakes, to be further experienced on a four-mile loop trail through bay thickets and pond cypress stands draped with Spanish moss. Family camping and group camping sites are quiet and serene.
Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762