The Crosswinds campground is scheduled for campground improvements starting in the fall 2018 and it is a possibility that the renovations may not be complete until the first week of June, 2019. No reservations will be taken during this time through the call center or online until the campground improvements are completed. Loops B and C at Crosswinds are being updated to 50 amp from 30 amp and the showerhouses are being renovated.Posted on: Monday, July 2, 2018
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. The trail winds its way from loop B to loop J and can be accessed from each camping loop.
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.
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.
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.