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Trails   

The Seaforth and Ebenezer trails are closed due to flooding at this time, however the New Hope Overlook red and blue trails are open.

 Last updated on: Friday, December 7, 2018

Water at campsites   

Please be advised that the individual water at each campsite will be turned off December 3, 2018 for the winter months as we do not have frost free spigots and they will be in danger of freezing and pipes bursting.  There will be hot water available for showers at the shower houses and water spigots will be available near shower houses for campers to fill up holding tanks on RV/campers as needed.

 Last updated on: Friday, November 9, 2018

Education

Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. Check the Events calendar for more information.

Rangers also hold special programs for groups and classes. To arrange an exploration of Jordan Lake State Recreation Area for your group or class, contact the park office for further information.

Educational materials about Jordan Lake State Recreation Area have been developed for grades K-3 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Jordan Lake program introduces students to local predators and prey and how they fit into a food chain. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, available free of charge to educators. 

Exhibit Hall

Gain a better understanding of the natural and cultural history of the waters and lands associated with B. Everett Jordan Lake by visiting the park's exhibit hall located in the Visitors Center. The theme of the exhibit hall is "We all live downstream." A series of interactive exhibits, images, and artifacts guide the visitor through the natural history of the Haw and New Hope Rivers and the surrounding forests and fields. Displays allow the visitors to explore the world of water environments and the species that those aquatic environments support. A major feature of the exhibit hall is the life size eagle's nest which allows visitors a bird's eye view of the interior of this massive nest. The exhibit hall is open from 8am until 5pm daily.

Contact:
jordan.lake@ncparks.gov

280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523

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

 

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GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

*HOURS FOR DAY-USE AREAS:
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April and September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
*HOURS FOR CAMPGROUND GATES:
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • March, April and October:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 10:00pm

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.

 

PARK OFFICE HOURS:
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 4:30pm – weekdays only
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 4:30pm – daily

Closed on November 22 and 23, December 24 to 26 and New Year's Day