You should expect, and plan for, traffic congestion and delays when driving to the park. Once all parking spaces are full, additional cars will not be allowed into Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. The best time to come is normally early in the morning or late in the afternoon and carpool as much as possible. Bring all food, drinks, and recreational equipment into the park with you. If you leave the park to purchase soft drinks, lunch, or other items, you may not get back into the park when you return. Do not attempt to park outside of Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and then walk into the park. Pedestrians will not be allowed into the park. Do not park your vehicle in the “No Parking” zones posted around Jordan Lake. Law enforcement officials will be enforcing parking violations through fines and by towing illegally parked vehicles.
Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:44pm
Vista Point will be closed to the general public 5-31-18 through 6-3-18 for the Ironman 70.3 Raleigh Triathlon. Please make plans to use other areas for boat ramps or hiking trails during this time. Seaforth, Parker's Creek, New Hope and Ebenezer will be alternatives.Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:55pm
Pitch your tent or park your recreational vehicle at one of more than 1,000 family campsites.
Crosswinds Campground offers 182 campsites for both recreational vehicles and tent camping; 134 sites have water and electric hookups. Each site includes a picnic table, grill and lantern holder. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located.
Parker's Creek offers 250 sites for RV and tent camping; 120 sites have water and electric hookups. Each site contains a picnic table, grill and lantern holder. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located.
Poplar Point offers 579 sites for RV and tent camping; 363 sites have water and electric hookups. Each site includes a picnic table, grill and lantern holder. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located.
For those who prefer a more primitive campsite, New Hope Overlook offers 24 campsites nestled in the woods. These sites range from 100 yards to a half mile from the parking lot. Each site has a picnic table, grill and lantern holder. Toilets and drinking water are provided nearby.
Group tent camping
Two areas offer sections for camping clubs and other groups. Parkers Creek has six campsites available for group tent camping. Vista Point also offers five group tent campsites. Drinking water and showers are located nearby.
Group RV camping
Vista Point offers 50 campsites for group RV camping. All sites contain water and electric hookups. Although these sites are open year-round, water to the sites is turned off in the winter. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located.
IMPORTANT: Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to preview photos of campsites; check availability and fees; and find out whether a specific site is handicap accessible; has access to water, showers, or restrooms; has electric hookup; and other important information.
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.