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Entrance fees   

Please be advised that entrance fees are charged daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, holidays and weekends in April, May and September. Annual passes are on sale for $60.00 at the park office or online at and allow for an unlimited number of visits without paying the admission fee through the calendar year.

 Posted on: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:07pm
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.


Did you say Bald Eagles?  Did you know Jordan Lake is home to numerous eagles.  If you would like to learn about this large raptor please join us for a talk about eagles and returning migrants that make the lake their home for the summer.  Doc Ellen and Ranger McMurray will be on hand using both talk, photos and mounts to showcase the diverse population of birds we have here at the lake.  After the talk, we will talk a short walk behind the visitor center to observe the trees and skies for our feathery friends. No RSVP required, just show up!  If you do have questions, please email  

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center, directly off of Hwy 64.

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 - February)
Closed on November 23, November 24, December 25, 26 and 27 for the holidays.