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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.

 

Take an informal tour of the constellations with MPSC educators: telescopic views of beautiful objects, including planets, nebulae, star clusters and, of course, the Moon when available.  Location: Ebenezer Beach, gates will remain open till the end of the activity.   Please check the weather on day of event if cloudy the event will be cancelled. Monthly sky watching sessions are free and open to the public!  Check the "News" listing at the home page of www.moreheadplanetarium.org or call Guest Relations at (919) 962-1236 on the day of the sky watching session to be sure weather conditions will permit us to host this outdoor activity. The event is hosted by the staff from Morehead Planetarium.  If using GPS: 558 Beaver Creek Road, Apex NC 27502

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Ebenezer Church Recreation Area

Catch a Sure Thing (C.A.S.T.) – We provide the bait, tackle, and expertise. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment. You provide a child between the ages of 6 and 12 who wants to go fishing.  This program is limited to groups of 6 to 8 children.  They will learn how to bait a hook, types of fish found in the lake, and if willing how to unhook a fish! (Hands on Activity ●Group size ≤ 8 ●Ages – 6-12 ● Length – 1 1/2-2 hours) Please call the park office at 919 362-0586 ext. 213 to register your child. Please leave the child's name and a parent or guardian's name and contact number. Spaces are limited.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/24/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Heritage Day at the White Oak Recreaton Area will NOT be held this year.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Start Location:
White Oak Recreation Area

Can you identify an eagle and enjoy being outside early in the morning?  If so, try out our quarterly Eagle Count with New Hope Audubon Society  This is a great opportunity to enjoy Jordan Lake before the crowds!  We have several sites around the lake that are in need of volunteers.  If you would like to check out the quarterly eagle counts, fill free to contact me and join me at my location at Poplar Point Campground at the beach.  Hopefully we will get you hooked to come out again and take over a vacant site around the lake!  If you have any questions fill free to contact me at steve.mcmurray@ncparks.gov

 

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/08/2017 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Start Location:
Poplar Point Campground Beach Area

Take an informal tour of the constellations with MPSC educators: telescopic views of beautiful objects, including planets, nebulae, star clusters and, of course, the Moon when available.  Location: Ebenezer Beach, gates will remain open till the end of the activity.   Please check the weather on day of event if cloudy the event will be cancelled. Monthly sky watching sessions are free and open to the public!  Check the "News" listing at the home page of www.moreheadplanetarium.org or call Guest Relations at (919) 962-1236 on the day of the sky watching session to be sure weather conditions will permit us to host this outdoor activity. The event is hosted by the staff from Morehead Planetarium.  If using GPS: 558 Beaver Creek Road, Apex NC 27502

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Start Location:
Ebenezer Church Recreation Area
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

Park Hours:

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 - 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.