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Campgrounds reopening information   

Crosswinds:
Loops A, B and C – Friday, October 5

Poplar Point:
Loop E – Monday, October 8
Loop G – Friday, October 12 (limited camping due to flooding)
Loop H – Monday, October 15 (limited camping due to flooding)

New Hope:
Area A and B – Monday, October 8

Parkers Creek:
Group campsites 251 to 256 – Friday, October 26

Vista Point:
Group campsites 1 to 5 Friday, November 2
RV Group campsites 1 to 50 – Friday, November 2

Some campgrounds will have limited campsites due to several sites being under water for more than 3 weeks. It could take several days for these sites to dry out and be usable.

 Posted on: Friday, October 19, 2018
Boat ramp and day-use reopening information   

Ebenezer:
Boat ramp – Friday, October 5
Day-use area – Monday, October 8

New Hope:
Boat ramp and day-use area – Monday, October 8

Parkers Creek:
Day-use area – Closed due to flooding until further notice

Robeson Creek:
Canoe access – Open 10-15-18
Boat ramp – Open 10-15-18

Seaforth:
Boat ramp and day-use area – 10-15-18

Vista Point:
Boat ramp and day-use area – Closed due to flooding until further notice

Please keep in mind that courtesy docks are still underwater and some sections of trails are still underwater.

 Posted on: Monday, October 15, 2018
Ecology

Get plant and animal checklists at the park office.

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is one of the largest summertime homes of the bald eagle, the symbol of the United States for more than 200 years. The population of eagles in the Jordan Lake area has increased dramatically since the flooding of the reservoir in 1983.

Vast, undisturbed areas provide the perfect home for the bald eagle; there's plenty of fish to eat and a mature forest for roosting. Although protection efforts have increased the numbers of this mighty bird, it still remains a protected species. Interpretive programs about the bald eagle are conducted throughout the year at Jordan Lake. Join one of our programs or bird watch on your own.

Contact:

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

280 State Park Road
ApexNorth Carolina 27523
Phone919-362-0586
jordan.lake@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.735554
Longitude: -79.016569

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Day Use Areas
May-August: 8am to 9pm
September, October, March, April: 8am to 8pm
November-February: 8am to 6pm

Campgrounds
May-September : 8am to 10pm
March, April and October: 8am to 9pm
November-February: 8am to 8pm

Closed Christmas Day

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

Park Office and Information Center Hours
8am - 4:30pm daily 
8am - 5pm weekdays only (November - February)
Closed on November 23, November 24, December 25, 26 and 27 for the holidays.