Did you say Bald Eagles? Did you know Jordan Lake is home to numerous eagles. If you would like to learn about this large raptor please join us for a talk about eagles and returning migrants that make the lake their home for the summer. Doc Ellen and Ranger McMurray will be on hand using both talk, photos and mounts to showcase the diverse population of birds we have here at the lake.
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
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.
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.
Catch a Sure Thing (C.A.S.T.) – We provide the bait, tackle, and expertise. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment.
Come be a part of our quarterly Eagle Count with New Hope Audubon Society.
Come on out and Join a Park Ranger Ebenezer Day Use Area.
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 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.
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.
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.