Jordan Lake

Fact Sheet

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Fact Sheet for Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area 280 State Park Road Apex, NC 27523 919-362-0586 GPS: 35.7369, -79.0169 Activities Location Education and Events: Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Jordan Lake. An exhibit hall in the visitor center offers a variety of interactive exhibits. Contact the park office to arrange a special exploration of the park for your group or class. Educational materials about Jordan Lake have been developed for grades K-3 and are correlated to North Carolina’s competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Jordan Lake program introduces students to local predators and prey and how they fit into a food chain. Camping: Pitch your tent or park your recreational vehicle at one of more than 1,000 family campsites at Jordan Lake. Campsites are available on a first-come first-served basis for a fee. Reservations must be made and confirmed at least 24 hours prior to the planned visit. Picnicking: Ebenezer Church, Parkers Creek, Seaforth and Vista Point offer picturesque spots for picnicking. All but Vista Point have playgrounds. Grills and trash containers are available. Drinking water is located nearby. Each area has a picnic shelter. The shelters can be reserved for a fee. Otherwise, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. White Oak provides an area for large gatherings. A large picnic shelter has 60 tables. There is also a swimming beach, boat ramp, horseshoe pits and a volleyball court. The entire area is available for reservation and if not reserved, is open to the public. Hiking: All campgrounds offer hiking trails of varying lengths available to campers only. The longest trail in the recreation areas is the 5.4-mile loop trail at New Hope Overlook. All trails are rated easy in difficulty except for the New Hope trails, which are rated moderate. Fishing is a popular sport on the lake. Underwater stumps, logs and rocks help create the perfect environment for bass, crappie, catfish and pan fish. Boating: Each recreation area has boat-launching ramps providing easy entry to the water. Boat ramps open 24 hours are located at Ebenezer Church and Robeson Creek recreation areas. All other boat ramps are open during park hours and visitors must exit the park before the park’s closing time. Boat ramps at day-use areas are open to the public. The campgrounds—Poplar Point, Parkers Creek and Crosswinds Campground—offer boat ramps for campers only. All areas have floating docks adjacent to the boat ramps. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is located in Chatham County, 21 miles southwest of Raleigh off U.S. 64 and can be reached via N.C. 751 or U.S. 15-501 from Durham and Chapel Hill. Park Hours North Carolina State Parks are open every day, with the exception of Christmas Day. Park hours vary with the seasons. Please visit the North Carolina State Park website or contact the park office for the most current information about seasonal hours, activities, alerts, camping fees, programs rules and weather. Make a reservation online at or call 1-877-722-6762.

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