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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.


Join a park ranger for this fun fishing program.  Participants will learn basic fishing techniques, how to hook a worm to a hook and how catch and release. This program is geared to beginners ages 5 to 12 are welcome. All equipment will be provided.  Registration is limited, please reserve a space by contacting Ranger Farr by email or by phone 919-362-0586 ext. 212. Meet at the Visitor Center located on Hwy 64 for a short talk and then we’ll walk out back to the pier to fish!  

Date of Event:
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Start Location:
Visitor Center, directly off of Hwy 64.

Come be a part of our quarterly Eagle Count with New Hope Audubon Society. This is a great opportunity to enjoy Jordan Lake before the crowds and hopefully see eagles too!!  Location will be located at the beach in Poplar Point Campground (558 Beaver Creek Rd, Apex NC 27502).  Once you enter the campground, stay on the main road till it dead ends at the beach parking lot.  If you get hooked, we have several sites around the lake that need volunteers.   If you have any questions fill free to contact me at

Date of Event:
Sun, 07/08/2018 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Start Location:
Poplar Point Campground Beach Area

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

280 State Park Road
ApexNorth Carolina 27523
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

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.