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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Volunteers Needed!

Campground Hosts and Volunteers to assist with making the park beautiful
Hosts: we have many opportunities available in several areas.  Main responsibility assisting staff with cleaning the bathhouse.
Volunteers are needed in all areas.  With the past floods, many areas are in need of tender loving care. 
Individuals to large groups are welcome to volunteer.

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.

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.

Winter Surprises!

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Mon, 01/15/2018 - 9:00am

Come on out and Join a Park Ranger at the Bald Eagle Observation Deck. Learn about the bald eagles of Jordan Lake and let’s see what other birds we can spot and identify!!!  The deck is located off Martha’s Chapel Road approx.

Winter Surprises!

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:00pm

Winter Surprises at Jordan Lake! Some birds are only seen at Jordan Lake in the winter.  Doc Ellen will talk about the Jordan Lake Bald Eagles and the winter migratory birds that join them each year. Come discover that winter is a great time to go birding at Jordan Lake. Presentation will be held indoors at the vistor center.

First Day Hike

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 1:00pm

The second hike will be at the Ebenezer Church Recreation Area at the Old Oak Trail.  The Old Oak Trail is an easy 1 mile loop trail that begins at the parking lot in the Ebenezer Picnic Area A. This trail can be cut to a 1/2 mile by taking the shortcut loop, making this trail great for small children.

First Day Hike

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 9:00am

Start the first day of the year with a ranger walking in the woods. Come out and enjoy a beautiful hike with a ranger at New Hope Overlook. You will be hiking the Blue Loop Trail, which is 2.7 miles long. This is a challenging trail with several steep hills. Hikers will enjoy sweeping views of the lake, mature hardwood forests, groves of mountain laurel and much, much more.

Winter Surprises!

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:00pm

Encore, for those that missed yesterday's presentation!
Winter Surprises at Jordan Lake! Some birds are only seen at Jordan Lake in the winter.  Doc Ellen will talk about the Jordan Lake Bald Eagles and the winter migratory birds that join them each year. Come discover that winter is a great time to go birding at Jordan Lake. Presentation will be held indoors at the vistor center.