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Campsite, trails and boat ramp closures   

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is experiencing extreme high lake levels due to recent rain storms causing campsites, hiking trails and boat ramps to close until the water starts to recede.
Please keep in mind that the camping will be very limited to what we can offer over the next two weeks which will include the Thanksgiving holiday.  If you have reservations during this time please contact the park office (919-362-0586 ext. 0)  to see if your site is affected.  The park office is open Monday through Friday 8am-4:30 and is closed on weekends and all state holidays. 

Poplar Point campground Loop E is open only with limited camping. 
Ebenezer Day Use area is open but flooded, the boat ramp and trails are closed.
New Hope Overlook is open with sections of the trail underwater and the boat ramps are closed.
Seaforth is closed and will re-open as the water recedes.
Robeson Creek canoe access is open but the boat ramp is closed.

 Posted on: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Water at campsites   

Please be advised that the individual water at each campsite will be turned off December 3, 2018 for the winter months as we do not have frost free spigots and they will be in danger of freezing and pipes bursting.  There will be hot water available for showers at the shower houses and water spigots will be available near shower houses for campers to fill up holding tanks on RV/campers as needed.

 Posted on: Friday, November 9, 2018

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.

2018 Opening and Closing Schedule

 

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Nearby State Forest

  Jordan Lake Educational State Forest

Contact:
jordan.lake@ncparks.gov

280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523

919-362-0586
jordan.lake@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

*HOURS FOR DAY-USE AREAS:
  • 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
*HOURS FOR CAMPGROUND GATES:
  • 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.

 

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

Closed on November 22 and 23, December 24 to 26 and New Year's Day