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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

280 State Park Rd, Apex, NC 27523-8008
+1 919-362-0586
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camping & outside activities

We camped on Loop B with an RV. It's a beautiful lake with lots of outside activities. We hiked the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Whiteville, North Carolina
Very popular outdoor recreation for the triangle

Jordan Lake provides a great spot for watersports and boating. Various open sections and coves give... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry A
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This region is a popular source of outdoor recreation for boating, fishing, hiking and windsurfing, plus being one of the largest summer homes of the American Bald Eagle.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“huge lake” (6 reviews)
“bald eagles” (8 reviews)
“per vehicle” (3 reviews)
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280 State Park Rd, Apex, NC 27523-8008
+1 919-362-0586
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We camped on Loop B with an RV. It's a beautiful lake with lots of outside activities. We hiked the natural trails between the camping loops, toured some of the lake in a kayak, rode bikes, and enjoyed the spacious camping site. Fortunately, our RV...More

Thank VolunteerNC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jordan Lake provides a great spot for watersports and boating. Various open sections and coves give a lot of diverse possibilities. It's possible to get away from crowds pretty quickly after leavening the park accesses and boat ramps. There are a few no-fee accesses including...More

Thank Larry A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a huge lake. Our family got together here August 2017 for a reunion. We reserved a large pavilion, seats at least 100. there were 2 large grills which they removed the previous rain water from, a fireplace, and electricity. We had a great...More

Thank NJGAWiggins
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place for a walk around a paved trail, which goes around the lake (only a small portion of the trail does not border the lake). Nice for kayak rentals, too. Sometimes hard to get a parking spot.

Thank itsshelley
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Great State Park Camping. We were walkups and found a great site in Loop 3. Site was awesome, swimming hole fantastic and our overall experience was great. Bathrooms were good, but not as clean as I would like. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA/Parkers Creek...More

Thank Tampatmm
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

When you just want to have a short trip and hang around with friends relaxing on a Sunday , this is the place to be at. No hassle , bring your own beach umbrella and beach chairs...entrance is $7.00 for a carload of friends and...More

Thank RenPix
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We enjoyed a couple nights at the Poplar Point campground in our motorhome. The sites are almost completely separated by trees and foliage. The noisiest sound was a Carolina Wren singing at 7:00 am outside my window! The sites closer to the lake are more...More

Thank KD4ML
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Jordan lake is a big lake with nice green views around it its a good place to walk, run and work out

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 30 July 2017

My wife and I use Jordan lake many times a year. The boat ramps have always been well maintained and free of trash. The lake is very clean with abundant birds and wild life.

Thank harley28356
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Jordan Lake has it all. I recently went fishing and although they weren't biting that day, we had a great time on the water relaxing and enjoying Jordan Lake. There are placed for day trips, camping, scenic boat tours, and all water sports. Its a...More

Thank J L
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9 August 2017|
Response from UNCBalan | Reviewed this property |
Dogs of all sizes are allowed at no additional fee. Dogs may not be left unattended, and they must be on no more than a 6 foot leash, and cleaned up after. The camping and tent areas also allow dogs.
Phillip S
27 May 2017|
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Response from Dozey1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you will need a NC fishing license.
Jane S
18 May 2017|
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Response from UNCBalan | Reviewed this property |
There are swimming beaches, most with changing rooms/bathrooms. All the designated swimming areas have a floating barrier between swim sections and boating areas. Most popular is Parker's Creek, as there is no motorized... More