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Boat ramps   

Please use extreme caution when using the boat ramps at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area as the lake levels are low and can create hazards while loading and unloading water craft.

 Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Winter campground    

Parker's Creek campground is the campground open for the winter months.   Loops 1 & 2 are reservations only and loop 4 is a first come first serve loop.
The address for Parker's Creek is:  Parker's Creek Beach Rd, Chapel Hill, NC.

 Posted on: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:26am
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

Park Hours:

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 - 5pm daily (March - October)
8am - 5pm weekdays only (November - February)
Closed on November 23, November 24, December 25, 26 and 27 for the holidays.