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Vista Point closure   

Please be aware that the Vista Point boat ramps will be closed July 22, 2017 8am - 12 pm for an open water event, please use the Seaforth day use area as an alternative.

 Posted on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:24am
Events and Programs

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Ellen Tinsley aka doc Ellen, will give a presentation on the Bald Eagle. This presentation will show case photos and how to identify the eagle in each year before maturrity.  Doc Ellen is a retired veterinarian who has turned to nature photography as a new past time.  She spends numerous hours each week around the lake.  These are fantastic talks with photos of our national emblem and is a must see for any birder or eagle enthusiast.  The best part, these eagles reside right here at Jordan Lake! 

No need to register, just show up!

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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.