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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.

 

Discover the wonderful world of insects as we explore the Crosswinds meadow. Participants will be learning how to field ID insects as we investigate trees and plants for their inhabitants. Please wear long pants and boots as we will be walking through long grass and bring any water, snacks or bug spray that you may need. You can reserve a spot in the program by contacting (919) 362-0586 ext. 217

Date of Event:
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Crosswinds Campground- Boat Ramp Parking Lot (near the meadow).

Discover the wonderful world of insects as we explore the Crosswinds meadow. Participants will be learning how to field ID insects as we investigate trees and plants for their inhabitants. Please wear long pants and boots as we will be walking through long grass and bring any water, snacks or bug spray that you may need. You can reserve a spot in the program by contacting (919) 362-0586 ext. 217

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Crosswinds Campground Boat Ramp parking lot, near the meadow

The ducks, grebes, loons and mergansers are coming!  Never heard of these names before?  Come on out and find out what they are!  Doc Ellen and Ranger McMurray are on hand to show you some of the park's winter diversity.  Slide show and lecture will be held indoors at the visitor center and then we will take a short walk to the pier to explore the lake.  Please email steve.mcmurray@ncparks.gov for any questions

See you there!

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Ever wonder what creatures wander the woods at night? Join a Park Ranger at Crosswinds Campground Amphitheater to learn about the nocturnal animals the roam Jordan Lake. We will have a small campfire going near the end of the program if anyone wants to make smores. Please bring your own food items for smores as they will not be provided. You can reserve a spot in the program by contacting (919) 362-0586 ext. 217

 

 

Date of Event:
Mon, 10/28/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Start Location:
Crosswinds Campground Amphitheater

280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523

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

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

Hours

  • 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