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Closures due to flooding at Jordan Lake   

We have trails, campsites and picnic shelters affected by the flooding throughout Jordan Lake.
For additional information contact the park office.

Robeson Creek boat ramp and Canoe access are the only boat ramps open at this time managed by NC Parks, however the courtesy docks are underwater.  The Corps. of Engineers manage the water levels at Jordan. If more information is needed on the water levels please contact the Corps. at the below website:

https://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes-and-Dams/B-Everett-Jordan/ 

 

 Last updated on: Monday, April 15, 2019

Poplar Point Loop C & F closures   

Effective immediately Loops C and F at Poplar Point campground will be closed indefinitely due to issues with bathroom/showerhouses.  People with reservations will be contacted by park staff with further information.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Fees/FAQs/Rules

In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Entrance Fees

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, and on weekends in April, May, and September. Annual pass holders are entitled to an unlimited number of visits without paying the admission fee.

  • Motor Vehicles: $7 per day.
  • Senior Citizen (62 or older): $5 per day.
  • Bus or van: $20 per day.
  • Individual Annual Pass: $75
    Friends and Family Annual Pass: $125

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.

Permits

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.


280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523

919-362-0586
jordan.lake@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Jordan Lake's day-use area gates and campground gates open and lock promptly at the posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after posted gate hours, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 9:00pm

Closed Christmas Day

PLEASE NOTE: Jordan Lake's day-use area gates and campground gates open and lock promptly at the posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after posted gate hours, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 4:30pm – weekdays only
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 4:30pm – daily

Closed on November 28 and 29, December 24 to 26 and New Year's Day