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Closure of Loops C & F at Poplar Point

Loops C & F at the Poplar Point campground are being closed March 12, 2018 thru this fall due to the NC Connect Bond project. All electrical sites in these loops will be upgraded from 30 amp to 50 amp and the shower houses in these loops will be completely renovated. People with reservations during this time will be accomodated with their choice of a full refund or a reservation at a similar campsite elsewhere in the park. 

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 campground

Parker's Creek campground is the campground open for the winter months. Loops 1 & 2 are reservations only and loop 4 is a first come first serve loop. The water is turned off at this time due to freezing temperatures.
The address for Parker's Creek is: Parker's Creek Beach Rd, Chapel Hill, NC.

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.

Winter Wonders!

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:00am

This is a great time of year to veiw migatory waterfowl that make the lake their home for the winter.  Yesterday, we saw the northern part of the lake.  Today we will be focusing on the middle and parts of the southern areas of the lake.  Come out and join a ranger for a causal look/talk at waterfowl, eagles and history of the lake. Location will be somewhere near the volley court.