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Map of North Carolina – Jordan Lake State Recreation Area


Contact the park
 

919-362-0586

jordan.lake@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Visitor center

280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523

GPS: 35.7355, -79.0165

 

Crosswinds campground

389 Farrington Road
Apex, NC 27502

GPS: 35.7420, -79.0021

 

Ebenezer Church

2582 Beaver Creek Road
Apex, NC 27502

GPS: 35.7082, -79.0157

 

New Hope Overlook

339 W.H. Jones Road
New Hill, NC 27562

GPS: 35.6772, -79.0454

 

Parkers Creek campground

Parkers Creek Beach Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

GPS: 35.7381, -79.0410

 

Poplar Point campground

558 Beaver Creek Road
Apex, NC 27502

GPS: 35.7289, -79.0044

 

Seaforth

Seaforth Beach Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312

GPS: 35.7354, -79.0380

 

Vista Point campground

2498 N. Pea Ridge Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312

GPS: 35.7094, -79.0592

 

White Oak recreation area

White Oak Beach Road
Apex, NC 27523

GPS: 35.7384, -79.0122
 

Hours
 

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

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • 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.
     

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  • November to February:

Monday to Friday only:
8:00am to 4:30pm
 

  • June to August:

Open daily:
8:00am to 4:30pm
 

  • In 2020, the visitor center is closed on November 26 and 27, December 24 to 28, and New Year's Day
     

Operating season
 

►    2020 Schedule

►    2021 Schedule
 


 

 

 

 

 

Status of park facilities   

At this time and until further notice, the park office/visitor center, all beaches, all campgrounds, all shelters, all picnic areas, and all restrooms are CLOSED.

The only open areas at Jordan Lake are:
- Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp ( open 24 hours )
- Seaforth Boat Ramp
- New Hope Overlook Boat Ramp & Trail
- Robeson Creek Canoe & Boat Access
Gates are open at 8:00am and closed at 8:00pm.

 Last updated on: Friday, March 27, 2020

Camping


Reservations
 

Find and book a campsite or facility online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762

 

2020 Operating Season Schedule

2021 Operating Season Schedule

opening and closing dates for all campgrounds and access areas
 


Available camping facilities
 

► Tent, trailer and RV camping

Pitch your tent or park your recreational vehicle at one of more than 1,000 family campsites.

Crosswinds Campground offers 182 campsites for both recreational vehicles and tent camping; 134 sites have water and electric hookups. Each site includes a picnic table, grill, and lantern holder. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located.

Parkers Creek offers 250 sites for RV and tent camping; 120 sites have water and electric hookups. Each site contains a picnic table, grill, and lantern holder. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located. Please note that only Loops 1 and 2 at Parkers Creek are available for advance reservation. Loops 3 and 4 are all walk-up sites and can be booked only when you arrive at the campground.

Poplar Point offers 579 sites for RV and tent camping; 363 sites have water and electric hookups. Each site includes a picnic table, grill, and lantern holder. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located. Please note that all sites at Poplar Point Loop E are walk-up and can be booked only when you arrive at the campground.

 

► Backpack camping

For those who prefer a more primitive campsite, New Hope Overlook offers 24 campsites nestled in the woods. These sites range from 100 yards to a half mile from the parking lot. Each site has a picnic table, grill, and lantern holder. Toilets and drinking water are provided nearby.

 

► Group tent camping

Two areas offer sections for camping clubs and other groups. Parkers Creek has six campsites available for group tent camping. Vista Point also offers five group tent campsites. Drinking water and showers are located nearby.

 

► Group RV camping

Vista Point offers 50 campsites for group RV camping. All sites contain water and electric hookups. Although these sites are open year-round, water to the sites is turned off in the winter. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located.
 


Important information
 

Check-in and check-out times

Check-in at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is 4:00pm and check-out is at 3:00pm.

Guests must arrive and be checked in before the campground gates close for the night.

 

Amenities

Not all campsites have identical amenitiesRead the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathhouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.

 

Gate access

Park gates are closed and locked at posted closing times for your protection. There will be no exiting or entering the gates after the closing time. All visitors who are not spending the night need to be out by closing time. If you leave the park and do not return before closing time, you will not be able to re-enter. Check with the park office during office hours for the after-hours emergency phone number. Please notify camp hosts for emergencies only.

 

Changes and cancellations

Reservation changes and cancellations cannot be made online or via email. Please call the reservations number at 1-877-722-6762 to change or cancel your reservation. Please note that there is a $3 fee per night to cancel a reservation.

In the event of a closure for a campsite, campground or the entire park, you will be contacted automatically by the reservations system to cancel or change your reservation. You will receive a full refund for cancellations due to park closures.
 


Camping rates per night
 

Campsite type

Summer

April 1 to
October 31

Winter

November 1 to
March 31

RV campsite
with water and electric
hookups

$33

$27

Tent/trailer
nonelectric campsite

(no RV hookups)

$26

$22

Duplex RV campsite
with electric hookup

$65

$53

Duplex
nonelectric campsite

(no RV hookups)

$51

$39

Primitive tent campsite

(backpacking)

$15

$15

Group tent campsite
maximum capacity of 35

$65

$55

 

all rates listed above include $3 reservation fee