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Water at campsites   

Please be advised that the individual water at each campsite will be turned off December 3, 2018 for the winter months as we do not have frost free spigots and they will be in danger of freezing and pipes bursting.  There will be hot water available for showers at the shower houses and water spigots will be available near shower houses for campers to fill up holding tanks on RV/campers as needed.

 Posted on: Friday, November 9, 2018
Fall 2018/Winter 2019 camping    

Crosswinds campground is closed for the season and is not scheduled to re-open until construction is completed sometime in the early spring of 2019.

Parker's Creek Family campsites are closed and will re-open March 2019.  Parker's Creek Group sites are open through November 18, 2018.

Poplar Point Loop E, G and H are open for year round camping through 2018, Loops C & F are scheduled to open 2nd week of January 2019.

New Hope Primitive campground and Vista Point group camping is open through November 18, 2018. Vista Point trails are closed due to damage from hurricane.

 

 Posted on: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Trails

 There are numerous hiking trails at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. All are easy walking and suitable for all trekkers of all ages, although the New Hope Trail is more strenuous than others. Pets must be leashed at all times and bicycles are not permitted on any trails at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.

 

Poplar Point Campground Trail
Location: Poplar Point Campground Trail
Description:

Poplar Point Campground. The trail winds its way from loop B to loop J and can be accessed from each camping loop.

Point of Interest: Hikers can see some of our most interesting flowering trees such as Fringetree, Magnolia, Sourwood, Dogwood and Witch Hazel. Poplar Point Campground is for registered campers only.
Length:
2.00 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Red
Surface: Gravel
Vista Point Blue Trail
Location: The parking area next to the entrance station.
Description:

The Blue Trail is a 1 mile loop trail that begins near the entrance gate. Hikers will pass by an old tobacco barn. Summer hikers can look for Cardinal flowers in the wet area near the boardwalk.

Point of Interest: Old tobacco farm
Length:
1.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Blue
Surface: Natural surface
Vista Point Red Trail
Location: Across from group sites by the restrooms
Description:

The Red Trail is an easy 3 mile hike that begins near the shower house. It is nearly a loop trail, but requires walking along the road about 100 yards to end up back at the shower house. Hikers can rest on a bench along a quiet lake cove and then continue their trek thru beautiful pine and mixed hardwood forests. In winter hikers may enjoy an abundance of green from numerous American Holly trees, while during the fall they may enjoy a broad field of golden Bur Marigolds.

Point of Interest: View of lake and forest
Length:
3.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Red
Surface: Natural surface
Contact:
jordan.lake@ncparks.gov

280 State Park Road
Apex, NC 27523

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

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

*HOURS FOR DAY-USE AREAS:
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April and September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
*HOURS FOR CAMPGROUND GATES:
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • March, April and October:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 10:00pm

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.

 

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

Closed on November 22 and 23, December 24 to 26 and New Year's Day