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Current status of park facilities   

The following campgrounds are open: Parkers Creek campground loops 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the group camping area; Poplar Point campground loops B, C, E, F and G; New Hope primitive areas A and B and Vista Point group camping area.  Boat ramps inside camping facilities are open for campers only. Camping is restricted and the following rules are enforced: no day visitors permitted; two vehicles per site: all beach areas are closed; gates open at 8 a.m. and lock at 10 p.m.; there will be no 24-hour gate access and gate hours are strictly enforced. Shower houses are available, but comfort stations are closed.

New Hope Overlook boat ramp, New Hope Overlook hiking trail, Vista Point boat ramp, Vista Point hiking trail, and Seaforth boat ramp are open.  An entrance fee of $7 per vehicle ($5 for senior citizens and veterans/military) and $20 per bus/van will be collected for any vehicle that enters New Hope Overlook and Seaforth. During the month of September, the fee is charged on weekends only until the last weekend in September. Gates open at 8 a.m. and lock at 8 p.m. 

Robeson Creek canoe access and boat ramp are also open.

The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.

The following facilities remain CLOSED during PHASE 2.5:  Ebenezer boat ramp and day-use area, Seaforth day-use area, Parkers Creek day-use area, and White Oak. These closures include all hiking trails except for New Hope Overlook and Vista Point. All beach areas, picnic areas, picnic shelters, and boat ramps** at these listed accesses are closed. 
**except for boat ramps at campgrounds, New Hope Overlook, Robeson Creek, Vista Point, and Seaforth.

PHASE 3: (Reopening tentative date October 2)
Full reopening of park facilities closed during earlier phases including Ebenezer boat ramp and day-use area; Seaforth day-use area; Parkers Creek day-use area and White Oak. All hiking trails, all picnic areas, all picnic shelters, all boat ramps, and all beach areas will be open.

Please note that Poe’s Ridge boat ramp, managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Farrington Point boat ramp, managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, are both currently open. Please check with those agencies for the most up-to-date information regarding those facilities.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of September 11, we are following the new guidelines under phase 2.5.

 Last updated on: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Attention Campers   

Due to changes to our operating procedures, strict implementation of the 3:00pm check out and 4:00pm check in times associated with campsites will begin on June 19, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Jordan Lake State Recreation Area


Contact the park
 

919-362-0586

jordan.lake@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Visitor center

280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523

GPS: 35.7355, -79.0165

 

Crosswinds campground

389 Farrington Road
Apex, NC 27502

GPS: 35.7420, -79.0021

 

Ebenezer Church

2582 Beaver Creek Road
Apex, NC 27502

GPS: 35.7082, -79.0157

 

New Hope Overlook

339 W.H. Jones Road
New Hill, NC 27562

GPS: 35.6772, -79.0454

 

Parkers Creek campground

Parkers Creek Beach Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

GPS: 35.7381, -79.0410

 

Poplar Point campground

558 Beaver Creek Road
Apex, NC 27502

GPS: 35.7289, -79.0044

 

Seaforth

Seaforth Beach Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312

GPS: 35.7354, -79.0380

 

Vista Point campground

2498 N. Pea Ridge Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312

GPS: 35.7094, -79.0592

 

White Oak recreation area

White Oak Beach Road
Apex, NC 27523

GPS: 35.7384, -79.0122
 

Hours
 

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  • 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
     
  • 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.
     

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  • 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.
     

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  • November to February:

Monday to Friday only:
8:00am to 4:30pm
 

  • March to October:

Open daily:
8:00am to 4:30pm
 

  • In 2020, the visitor center is closed on November 26 and 27, December 24 to 28, and New Year's Day
     

Operating season
 

►    2020 Schedule

►    2021 Schedule
 


 

 

 

Facilities for rent


RESERVATIONS

Find and book a campsite, picnic shelter or auditorium online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762

 

2019 Operating Season Schedule

opening and closing dates for all campgrounds and access areas


 

Check the reservations website for availability and prices. Prices listed below have the $3 reservation fee added, where applicable.

In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:

Auditorium

The auditorium accommodates 76 people. Restrooms, water fountain, and exhibit hall are nearby. Reservations are required. Please call the park for more information.

Picnic Shelters

All the shelters at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area are handicap accessible. Most unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.

Shelters accommodating up to 30 people each are available at Ebenezer and Parker's Creek. They have electricity and charcoal grills. Drinking water, restrooms, and swimming area are nearby.
Price: $58

Shelters accommodating up to 60 people each are available at Parker's Creek and Vista Point. They have electricity, charcoal grills, and fireplace. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. Vista Point does not have a swimming area for picnickers.
Price: $83

Shelters accommodating up to 100 people each are available at Ebenezer and Sea Forth. They have electricity, charcoal grills, fireplace, drinking water, and restrooms.
Price: $108

The shelter at White Oak Recreation Area accommodates up to 500 people. It includes the exclusive use of a sixty-table shelter, swimming area, boat ramp, volleyball court, catering pad and horseshoe pits. Restrooms, drinking water, and outdoor shower are nearby. Reservations are required for this shelter.
Price: $1278

Crosswinds Marina

The marina rents boats and boat slips. This facility is NOT owned or operated by North Carolina State Parks. It is a private business. For more information, visit www.crosswindsboating.com.