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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
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 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.