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Tentative opening dates for Crosswinds...   

Area A is scheduled to open 6-17-19
Area B is scheduled to open 6-17-19
Area C is scheduled to open 7-1-19
 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Park Advisory July 4th – 7th    

Beach and boat access areas are very popular, particularly on days with nice weather. Visitors should plan for traffic congestion near the park and delays when searching for available parking spaces. Once all parking spaces are full additional cars will not be allowed in the park until spaces open again and if you leave re-entry is not guaranteed. The busiest and most congested times at the park are 11am until 4pm. Do not attempt to park outside the recreation area and walk into the park. Pedestrians are not allowed to walk into the park, also please do not slow down or stop in the road or highway to speak with park staff when they are trying to direct traffic due to safety concerns.
Do not park your vehicles in undesignated areas and no parking zones as park rangers, state troopers and other law enforcement officers will be enforcing parking violations through fines and by towing

 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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.


280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523

919-362-0586
jordan.lake@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

  • 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
     

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.
 

  • 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.
 

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 4:30pm – weekdays only
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 4:30pm – daily
     
  • Closed on November 28 and 29, December 24 to 26 and New Year's Day