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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

History

The New Hope River Valley, now home to the corporate world of Research Triangle Park, has been the site of a broad range of cultures for more than 10,000 years. Archaeologists have explored the remains of 450 prehistoric and historic sites in the area and have uncovered many Native American artifacts. The land was settled by Scottish Highlanders in the 1740s, and it saw action in both the Revolutionary and Civil wars.

Following a disastrous hurricane, which struck the Cape Fear River Basin in 1945, Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to undertake a comprehensive study of water resource needs in the area. The project, then known as New Hope Lake, was authorized in 1963 and construction began in 1967. In 1973, the name of the project was changed to B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake in honor of the former senator from North Carolina.

Jordan Lake's 46,768 acres are not only a popular source of recreation. They also provide the water supply for surrounding cities, flood and water quality control, and fish and wildlife conservation.

Heritage Day: Every year on the first Saturday in October, Jordan Lake holds a festival to celebrate the unique cultural and natural resources of the region. It gives participants an opportunity to see and experience activities related to agricultural, communal, industrial and Native American history.


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