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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Jordan Lake Poplar Point campground
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Tentative opening dates for facilities   

Poplar Point openings:
Loop E open for first come first serve camping
Loop C will open 3-28-19 - reservations only
Loop G open by reservations only for camping
Loop F will open 4-1-19 with limited camping available by reservations only

Parkers Creek openings:
Group camping opens 3-22-19
Loops 4N and 4S open 3-22-19 as a first come first serve camping
Loop 2 opens 3-28-19
Loop 3 opens 3-29-19
Loop 1 tentatively scheduled to open 4-1-19
Day use opens 4-6-19

Vista Point openings:
Day use opens 3-25-19
Group camping opens 3-29-19

Closed until 6-17-19 due to construction

 Last updated on: Friday, March 22, 2019

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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2019 Operating Season Schedule

opening and closing dates for all campgrounds and access areas




280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569


  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April and September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • March, April and October:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 10:00pm

Closed Christmas Day

*PLEASE NOTE: Jordan Lake's day-use area gates and campground gates open and lock promptly at the posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after posted gate hours, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.


  • November to February:
    8:00am to 4:30pm – weekdays only
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 4:30pm – daily

Closed on November 28 and 29, December 24 to 26 and New Year's Day