In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area charges for entry in the summer months, to supplement operational costs and help maintain and improve the areas for visitors. The per-car fee is charged daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, holidays in April, May and September and on weekends. Annual pass holders are entitled to an unlimited number of visits without paying the admission fee.
- Car: $6 per day.
- Senior Citizen (62 or older): $4 per day.
- Bus or van: $15 per day.
- Annual Pass: $60.
- Car: $7 per day.
- Senior Citizen (62 or older): $5 per day.
- Bus or van: $20 per day.
You can purchase the annual pass at the park offices. The pass is also good for unlimited entry to Falls Lake State Recreation Area and Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, and is valid anytime within the calendar year.
Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity permit application or obtain one from the park office.
Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.
A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
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.