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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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Camp and hike

A beautiful State Park. Visited this on my tour around NC State Parks. Staff was extremely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gastonia, North Carolina
via mobile
Good clean fun!

Had a great time on Jordan Lake! The fishing wasn't as busy as we had hoped, but the water felt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Apex, North Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • 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 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful State Park. Visited this on my tour around NC State Parks. Staff was extremely helpful selecting a drive in camp site. Hike through the woods from campgrounds was very nice. Beautiful easy 3 mile round trip jaunt. Took a side trip to see...More

Thank meggie0214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on Jordan Lake! The fishing wasn't as busy as we had hoped, but the water felt great!

Thank nomasmamajuana
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 7 September 2017 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 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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
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9 August 2017|
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Response from Dozey1 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs aren't allowed at the beach area, however, I've let me Labs away from the beach and never had a ranger approach me. I would call the ranger station and ask to make sure.
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