Loops A, B and C – Friday, October 5
Loop E – Monday, October 8
Loop G – Friday, October 12 (limited camping due to flooding)
Loop H – Monday, October 15 (limited camping due to flooding)
Area A and B – Monday, October 8
Group campsites 251 to 256 – Friday, October 26
Group campsites 1 to 5 Friday, November 2
RV Group campsites 1 to 50 – Friday, November 2
Some campgrounds will have limited campsites due to several sites being under water for more than 3 weeks. It could take several days for these sites to dry out and be usable.Posted on: Friday, October 19, 2018
Boat ramp – Friday, October 5
Day-use area – Monday, October 8
Boat ramp and day-use area – Monday, October 8
Day-use area – Closed due to flooding until further notice
Canoe access – Open 10-15-18
Boat ramp – Open 10-15-18
Boat ramp and day-use area – 10-15-18
Boat ramp and day-use area – Closed due to flooding until further notice
Please keep in mind that courtesy docks are still underwater and some sections of trails are still underwater.Posted on: Monday, October 15, 2018
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.
- Motor Vehicles: $6 per day.
- Senior Citizen (62 or older): $4 per day.
- Bus or van: $15 per day.
- Annual Pass: $60.
- Motor Vehicles: $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 - 4:30pm daily
8am - 5pm weekdays only (November - February)
Closed on November 23, November 24, December 25, 26 and 27 for the holidays.