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Seasonal Employment Oppportunities   

We are now accepting applications for Spring/Summer seasonal positions.  For more information please contact park office at 919-362-0586 ext. 211 or 240.

 Posted on: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:41pm
Vista Point State Recreation Area closure   

Vista Point will be closed June 1, 2017 through June 4, 2017 due to the Raleigh 70.3 Ironman competition.   Please use boat ramps and trails at Seaforth day use area or Ebenezer Day use areas.   For futher information, please contact park office.

 Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:45am

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.


Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

280 State Park Road
ApexNorth Carolina 27523
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

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, December, January and February)
Closed on November 26, November 27, December 23, December 24 and January 1.