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A campsite and view of Jordan Lake during the fall season
Current status of park facilities   

The following campgrounds are open: Parkers Creek campground loops 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the group camping area; Poplar Point campground loops C, E and F; New Hope primitive areas A and B and Vista Point group camping area.  Boat ramps inside camping facilities are open for campers only. Camping is restricted and the following rules are enforced: no day visitors permitted; two vehicles per site: all beach areas are closed; gates open at 8 a.m. and lock at 9 p.m.; there will be no 24-hour gate access and gate hours are strictly enforced. Shower houses are available, but comfort stations are closed.

New Hope Overlook boat ramp, New Hope Overlook hiking trail, Vista Point boat ramp, Vista Point hiking trail, and Seaforth boat ramp are open.  Gates open at 8 a.m. and lock at 8 p.m. 

Robeson Creek canoe access and boat ramp are also open.

The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.

The following facilities remain CLOSED during Modified PHASE 3.0:  Ebenezer boat ramp and day-use area, Seaforth day-use area, Parkers Creek day-use area, and White Oak. These closures include all hiking trails except for New Hope Overlook and Vista Point. All beach areas, picnic areas, picnic shelters, and boat ramps** at these listed accesses are closed. 
**except for boat ramps at campgrounds, New Hope Overlook, Robeson Creek, Vista Point, and Seaforth.

 Complete re-opening PHASE 3: (tentative re-opening date November 13)
Full reopening of park facilities closed during earlier phases including Ebenezer boat ramp and day-use area; Seaforth day-use area; Parkers Creek day-use area and White Oak. All hiking trails, all picnic areas, all picnic shelters, all boat ramps, and all beach areas will be open.

Please note that Poe’s Ridge boat ramp, managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Farrington Point boat ramp, managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, are both currently open. Please check with those agencies for the most up-to-date information regarding those facilities.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 1, we are following the new guidelines under phase 3.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 26, 2020

Attention Campers   

Due to changes to our operating procedures, strict implementation of the 3:00pm check out and 4:00pm check in times associated with campsites will begin on June 19, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020


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
 

  • March to October:

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
 


 

 

 

Area information

The park address is not listed on any GPS system. If you attempt to use this method it will misdirect you. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is located in Chatham County, 21 miles southwest of Raleigh off US 64, and can be reached via NC 751 or US 15-501 from Durham and Chapel Hill.

To park office: Traveling west or east on I-40 from Raleigh, exit onto US 1/US 64 west (exit 293A, Sanford/Asheboro). Take the US 64 exit (exit 98B) and travel west. The park office is on the left just before the bridge over Jordan Lake.

Traveling east on I-40 from Greensboro, take exit 274, NC 751/Jordan Lake, go south on 751 and turn right onto US 64 to travel west. The park office is on the left just before the bridge over Jordan Lake. Directions to park sections

Crosswinds Campground: To reach Crosswinds Campground traveling on US 64, turn north onto Farrington Road/SR 1008. This intersection, with two gas stations across from each other, is called Wilsonville. The Crosswinds Campground entrance is .3 of a mile on the right.

Ebenezer Church: To reach Ebenezer Church from US 64, at Wilsonville, turn south on Beaver Creek Road/SR1008. The park entrance is 1.6 miles on the right.

New Hope Overlook: From US 64, turn south on Beaver Creek Road/SR1008 and continue for three miles. Turn right onto Pea Ridge Road and continue for 2.2 miles. Turn right onto W. H. Jones Rd., continue .1 miles to park entrance.

Parker's Creek: The entrance to Parker's Creek is on US 64. Traveling west on US 64, go over the bridge on Jordan Lake. The entrance is on the right. Traveling east on US 64, the Parkers Creek entrance is the first left after seeing lake.

Seaforth: The entrance to Seaforth is on US 64. Traveling west on US 64, go over the bridge on Jordan Lake. The Seaforth entrance is on the left.

Vista Point: The entrance to Vista Point is on North Pea Ridge Road/SR 1700. Traveling west on US 64, cross the lake, continue 3.7 miles and take a left at the first traffic light onto North Pea Ridge Rd. Continue 2.3 miles to enter Vista Point.

Robeson Creek: From US 64, turn south onto Foxfire Trace, continue for .4 of a mile. Turn left onto Dee Ferrell Rd. and continue for .6 of a mile. Turn left onto Hanks Chapel Rd., continuing one mile to the canoe access entrance, or 1.2 miles to the boat ramp.

Poplar Point: To reach Poplar Point from US 64, turn south on Beaver Creek Road/SR1008. The park entrance is on the right.

White Oak: The entrance to White Oak Recreation Area is on US Hwy. 64 on the eastern shore of the lake.

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