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
Check the reservations website for availability and prices.
In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:
The auditorium accommodates 76 people. Restrooms, water fountain, and exhibit hall are nearby. Reservations are required. Please call the park for more information.
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.
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.
Shelters accommodating up to 100 people each are available at Ebenezer and Sea Forth. They have electricity, charcoal grills, fireplace, drinking water, and restrooms.
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.
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
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.