Jordan Lake

State Recreation Area - North Carolina

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is located in Chatham and Wake Counties in North Carolina. It comprises of woodlands along the shores of 13,940-acre (56 km2) Jordan Lake. The recreation area is divided into several smaller areas: Farrington Point, Crosswinds, White Oak, Poplar Point, Ebenezer Church, New Hope Overlook and Poes ridge along the eastern shoreline and Robeson Creek, Vista Point, Seaforth, Parkers Creek, and the Jordan Lake Educational State Forest along the western shore. Swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, hunting, birdwatching and picnicking are popular activities making up 3 Boat ramps, 1 canoe launch, 2 swim beaches, 2 play grounds, 3 fishing piers, a marina, and 5 campgrounds.

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

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

Visitor Map of Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jordan Lake - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Crosswinds Campground in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jordan Lake - Crosswinds Campground Map

Map of Crosswinds Campground in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Ebenezer Church Day-Use in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jordan Lake - Ebenezer Church Day-Use Area Map

Map of Ebenezer Church Day-Use in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of New Hope Overlook in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jordan Lake - New Hope Overlook Map

Map of New Hope Overlook in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Parkers Creek Campground in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jordan Lake - Parkers Creek Campground Map

Map of Parkers Creek Campground in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Poplar Point Campground in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jordan Lake - Poplar Point Campground Map

Map of Poplar Point Campground in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Seaforth Day-Use Area in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jordan Lake - Seaforth Day-Use Area Map

Map of Seaforth Day-Use Area in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Vista Point Campground in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jordan Lake - Vista Point Campground Map

Map of Vista Point Campground in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Jordan Lake SRA https://www.ncparks.gov/jordan-lake-state-recreation-area/home https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Lake_State_Recreation_Area Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is located in Chatham and Wake Counties in North Carolina. It comprises of woodlands along the shores of 13,940-acre (56 km2) Jordan Lake. The recreation area is divided into several smaller areas: Farrington Point, Crosswinds, White Oak, Poplar Point, Ebenezer Church, New Hope Overlook and Poes ridge along the eastern shoreline and Robeson Creek, Vista Point, Seaforth, Parkers Creek, and the Jordan Lake Educational State Forest along the western shore. Swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, hunting, birdwatching and picnicking are popular activities making up 3 Boat ramps, 1 canoe launch, 2 swim beaches, 2 play grounds, 3 fishing piers, a marina, and 5 campgrounds.
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area 280 State Park Road Apex, NC 27523 919-362-0586 jordan.lake@ncparks.gov 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. www.ncparks.gov Make a reservation online at ncparks.gov or call 1-877-722-6762.
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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area 24 CROSSWINDS CAMPGROUND 27 22 20 North 26 0 389 Farrington Road Apex, NC 27502 500 1000 Feet 36 919-362-0586 n rr i Fa on 46 Rd . 45 47 40 LEGEND 5 2 Amphitheater 1 Bathhouse Boat Ramps Campsite 4 12 10 49 71 69 50 25 54 34 33 32 13 55 56 59 14 12 11 58 65 63 68 64 66 9 7 8 6 5 10 Duplex Campsite LOOP B Duplex Campsite – Electric and Water ton Rd. Farring Entrance Station Hiking Trail Information Park Boundary Parking Restrooms Roads US 64 27 26 24 25 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 72 52 62 Dump Station 29 70 51 31 33 31 23 24 27 26 36 28 36 73 3 4 1 51 53 55 57 47 35 45 46 50 42 38 41 61 72 Campground Host Trash 9 30 Campsite – Electric and Water Swimming Area 8 37 48 13 7 3 Accessible 43 16 39 38 17 14 42 18 39 52 54 56 LOOP C 38 44 40 19 15 44 Beach 21 22 LOOP A 41 9 46 40 gt 3 33 34 jordan.lake@ncparks.gov 1 49 9 12 13 10 17 61 28 32 15 58 60 30 GPS: 35.7420, -79.0021 02/16 23 21 19 2 1 7 6 4 5
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area EBENEZER CHURCH DAY-USE AREA 2582 Beaver Creek Road, Apex, NC 27502 GPS: 35.7420, -79.0021 jordan.lake@ncparks.gov 919-362-0586 #8 o Sh 02/16 rtc ail Tr ut Oak Old il Tra l Con nec t o r Tr a i #2 Ebeneze rR d. #1 Beach Beac ne ze r Ch ur ch Bea ver Cre Eb e e k Rd . h Tra il TRAILS Old Oak Trail 1 mile Ebenezer Church Trail 1 mile Connector Trail 0.5 mile LEGEND Accessible Boat Ramps Entrance Station Hiking Trail Information Park Boundary Parking Picnic Area Picnic Shelter North Playground Restrooms Roads Swimming Area 0 500 1000 Feet
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LEGEND Jordan Lake State Recreation Area PARKERS CREEK CAMPGROUND Parkers Creek Beach Road Chapel Hill, NC 27517 13 Accessible 11 Amphitheater 256 Group campsites Park boundary Campsites with electric & water Parking 4 Picnic shelter Bathhouse Dump station Boat ramp Entrance station Restrooms Campground host Hiking trail Roads Information Swimming Area 15 Campsites GPS: 35.7381, -79.0410 jordan.lake@ncparks.gov 919-362-0586 10/18 233 232 235 241 246 237 224 220 211 219 222 218 239 249 187 188 189 191 197 195 178 152 176 Loop 4 153 159 128 126 124 132 143 133 118 123 121 115 94 92 J O RDAN L AKE 112 107 108 106 105 100 99 98 97 140 113 114 111 117 116 110 109 119 144 134 170 161 142 145 146 171 168 169 163 122 120 125 127 130 172 160 158 LOOP 3 173 167 164 157 156 campsites: 147-250 174 166 162 155 138 136 139 203 200 201 202 165 154 129 131 204 199 101 102 104 103 96 Loop 3 95 93 254 Group Camp 175 151 255 253 205 177 150 149 252 207 198 196 194 148 147 137 192 179 182 184 135 193 180 181 183 190 206 251 209 208 186 256 210 217 250 185 212 216 221 238 214 213 215 226 225 223 248 228 227 236 240 247 229 230 d 245 R oa 231 234 242 Wo od s 243 244 Big LOOP 4 campsites: 92-146 LOOP 2 86 88 81 87 83 82 89 91 70 75 79 74 72 76 71 73 67 66 69 64 62 68 60 65 59 63 58 61 4 Loop 2 5 53 54 52 33 51 50 3 Loop 1 34 35 55 2 36 38 57 1 37 32 31 49 30 5 4 23 13 10 25 24 11 8 18 14 15 16 3 22 20 12 Parke r s C 27 26 9 6 28 29 7 campsites: 1-57 Tra il 40 oa d 56 39 Chi ldr en ’s 43 6 reat ion R 41 Rec 46 LOOP 1 42 47 ek 44 45 48 campsites: 58-91 re 90 77 78 80 84 85 19 17 North 21 US 64 0 .25 0.5 Miles
558 Beaver Creek Rd Apex, NC 27502 GPS: 35.7420, -79.0021 jordan.lake@ncparks.gov 919-362-0586 1 North 11 15 36 13 14 16 17 18 20 21 37 19 35 39 40 34 44 45 46 47 49 30 27 29 48 82 67 58 81 64 63 61 57 Poplar Point 78 65 56 55 83 77 66 68 84 76 69 53 88 85 75 71 70 50 54 73 72 51 94 90 86 74 28 52 1 2 92 87 25 80 79 62 60 59 14 12 10 8 15 16 35 34 37 13 17 33 11 9 19 7 6 4 5 20 3 21 18 41 36 31 29 22 32 42 27 40 30 43 25 28 44 48 26 45 49 24 23 46 52 58 54 56 47 50 57 51 53 55 38 39 5 6 8 11 10 Beach 23 25 22 24 26 18 20 28 12 13 16 71 19 72 27 14 15 17 74 70 73 30 29 33 31 34 67 66 32 63 36 39 37 42 45 47 48 49 41 43 52 46 44 117 133 119 103 141 120 122 124 54 19 21 20 23 25 26 16 30 11 42 45 43 34 27 25 39 40 21 22 38 37 41 42 44 19 43 47 20 18 17 16 48 46 45 54 59 23 24 36 56 55 49 13 54 15 11 62 12 10 9 8 7 53 52 61 3 2 52 63 64 1 4 30 32 31 23 24 25 26 16 27 48 2 3 29 1 60 28 50 52 49 51 54 53 56 55 58 59 61 57 14 12 15 13 11 43 42 39 40 Accessible Park Boundary Amphitheatre Parking Bathhouse Playground Boat Ramps Recycling 88 Campground Host Restrooms 1 Campsites non-electric Roads Campsites with Electric Sanitary Disposal Station Entrance Station Swimming Area Hiking Trail Water Spigot 10 9 8 7 6 41 5 3 4 2 58 60 62 57 59 61 63 64 1 65 66 5 3 64 63 65 29 5 16 18 20 6 7 10 13 4 59 62 18 17 48 50 52 47 54 56 49 51 53 55 4 8 9 Information 6 51 58 60 53 60 61 14 50 57 51 56 55 58 21 20 19 46 5 50 49 57 26 6 7 46 47 48 30 29 28 8 9 44 33 34 33 10 41 31 31 13 12 35 40 32 35 36 39 144 38 35 39 36 46 42 43 37 40 41 44 45 47 33 34 31 44 37 32 45 35 38 36 14 38 29 30 15 37 28 27 32 17 25 26 27 28 18 14 17 19 33 23 22 11 12 15 51 53 34 22 143 99 100 98 24 147 145 126 55 50 148 146 127 96 97 21 22 24 142 128 129 149 151 140 131 125 123 101 139 132 138 130 150 153 121 102 104 152 137 134 116 118 105 95 56 57 115 106 92 94 58 59 40 108 154 136 156 135 107 84 90 93 60 61 114 87 91 62 38 35 83 155 160 159 158 157 113 109 85 89 64 82 88 65 81 161 111 112 110 78 86 68 1 80 76 75 69 3 2 79 77 2 1 4 7 9 21 0.5 Miles 93 89 24 0.25 6 91 26 31 9 8 23 22 32 43 4 3 33 42 41 10 0 5 Beaver C reek Rd 38 7 12 66 67 74 69 71 75 73 68 70 72 2 1 This easy 2 mile trail winds its way from loop B to loop J and can be accessed from any camping loop. Hikers can see our most interesting flowering trees, such as the Fringe, Magnolia, Sourwood, Dogwood, and Witch Hazel. This area is for REGISTERED CAMPERS ONLY. 11/16
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