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Jones Lake

State Park - North Carolina

Jones Lake State Park is located near Elizabethtown in Bladen County, North Carolina. It includes the Carolina bay lakes of Jones Lake and Salters Lake. The park offers year-round recreation, including fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking and environmental and historical education programs.

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Visitor Map of Jones Lake State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jones Lake - Map

Visitor Map of Jones Lake State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Fact Sheet for Jones Lake State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Jones Lake - Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet for Jones Lake State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Jones Lake SP https://www.ncparks.gov/jones-lake-state-park/home https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_Lake_State_Park Jones Lake State Park is located near Elizabethtown in Bladen County, North Carolina. It includes the Carolina bay lakes of Jones Lake and Salters Lake. The park offers year-round recreation, including fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking and environmental and historical education programs.
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Activities Jones Lake State Park is located north of Elizabethtown in the North Carolina Coastal Plains region. The park opened in 1939 as the first state park in North Carolina for African Americans. The surrounding area is also rich in history, dating back to the 1720s, when European migrants settled in this bay lakes region of Bladen County. One of these migrants, Samuel Woodward, originally gave his name to what was then called Woodward’s Lake. It was later renamed after Isaac Jones, who donated some of his land to establish Elizabethtown. Jones Lake and Salters Lake are two of mysterious geological formations known as Carolina bays, a series of elliptical depressions along the Atlantic coast, the origins of which are unknown. Jones Lake State Park 4117 Hwy. 242 N Elizabethtown, NC 28337 910-588-4550 jones.lake@ncparks.gov GPS: 36.682743, -78.59542 Experience the Park! ■■ Red Cockaded Woodpecker ■■ Pine Barrens Tree Frog Fun Facts ■■ Yellow-throated warblers ■■ Carolina anoles ■■ The park was established in 1939. ■■ The park consists of two Carolina bay lakes: Jones Lake (224 acres) and Salters Lake (315 acres). ■■ The lake is fed only by precipitation, making it very shallow, reaching only about 8.7 feet. ■■ Carolina Wren Visitors can rent canoes and paddleboats at the park ■■ During World War II, training programs by the Anti-Aircraft School from Camp Davis were held here. ■■ The lake’s tea-colored waters come from the tannins that leach from the peat that surrounds the lake. ■■ White-tailed deer ■■ Chickadees ■■ Fox Plantlife consists of evergreens, sheep laurel, fetterbush, pond pocosin, pine and Atlantic white cedar ■■ Longleaf pines in the area provided pitch, turpentine and timber to naval stores. ■■ The park achieved prominence in the spring of 1970, when astronomers gathered there to view a total eclipse of the sun. ■■ The acidic waters of the lake mean few species of fish live in the lake. Yellow perch are most abundant. ■■ White-eyed vireo ncparks.gov MNQP
Pettigrew State Park South Mountains State Park – 2018 Park of the Year Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation manages more than 234,000 acres of iconic landscape across our state in our parks, recreation areas and natural areas with a mission dedicated to conservation, recreation and education. The state parks system welcomed more than 19 million visitors in 2017. Discover More with a Ranger Across North Carolina, state park rangers are proud of our parks and eager to welcome you and your family. Come to our parks to marvel at our state’s most beautiful natural resources, enjoy your favorite outdoor activities and learn about the rich science, culture and history that make our parks great. Fun facts about North Carolina State Parks ■■ There are 41 places to visit, including 34 parks, four recreation areas and three staffed state natural areas. ■■ The Division manages four state rivers, seven state lakes and six state trails. ■■ There are about 581 miles of trail to explore in our parks. ■■ The first state park created was Mount Mitchell State Park on March 3, 1915. Fort Macon State Park was the second. ■■ The Division celebrated 100 years of being Naturally Wonderful in 2016. ■■ Parks that welcome over 1 million visitors annually include: Jockey’s Ridge, Fort Macon and William B. Umstead state parks and Falls Lake, Jordan Lake and Kerr Lake state recreation areas. ■■ The Division employs over 1,000 people across the state. ■■ Some www.ncparks.gov M N P Q Roy Cooper Governor unique activities you can do in our parks include: wind surfing and hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, cross country skiing and snow shoeing at Elk Knob State Park, driving on the four-wheel-drive beach at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and rock climbing at Chimney Rock, Crowders Mountain, Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain state parks. Susi H. Hamilton Secretary 75,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $10,707.92 or $0.14 each. 03/18 Did you know that many plants atop Mount Mitchell are rare in North Carolina but common in Quebec? That the giant sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge are constantly moving? Do you know how to safely hold a crayfish? From fishing lessons to astronomy programs and tree identification hikes to guided paddles, parks offer programs for all ages. Visit our website for a list of upcoming programs at each park. Junior Rangers The Junior Ranger program offers educational and skill-based activities to encourage children to explore the outdoors. Children can complete activity guides, geared for ages 6-12, and attend ranger programs to earn a junior ranger patch unique to each park. Ask about the program at a park office or download the guide at: www.ncparks.gov/junior-rangers. Environmental Education Learning Experiences Parks have their own curriculum guides that are correlated to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Competency goals in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts are available. Each program includes pre-visit, on-site and post-visit student activities that have measurable objectives, background information, vocabulary, references and step-bystep activity instructions. Passport Program How many state parks can you visit? Use your passport as a guide and collect stamps, earn prizes and make “Naturally Wonderful” memories! Pick up your passport at a state park near you. North Carolina State Parks 100-Mile Challenge Can you hike, bike or paddle 100 miles in a year? Join the N.C. State Parks’ 100-Mile Challenge and log your miles online to earn digital badges and redeem prizes as you reach various milestones! This is a great way to get outside, get moving and keep track of your activity. Visit www.nc100miles.org to sign up. ■■ Several parks have educational trails, called TRACK trails, that include activities for children to complete along the way. William B. Umstead State Park Jockey’s Ridge State Park Friends Of State Parks Join the Friends of State Parks to help support, promote and advocate for the parks system as a whole, or join the friends group of your favorite park. The group helps provide funding for Junior Ranger and Youth in Parks – Environmental Education programs, as well as grants for state parks projects. You can also make a donation to help keep our parks around for future generations. Learn more at www.ncfsp.org or www.ncparks.gov/support-your-parks. Merchandise Want to show your N.C. State Parks pride? Visit the online webstore and purchase products such as coffee mugs, prints, t-shirts, pins, patches and Christmas ornaments. This exclusive merchandise makes a great gift for special state parks fans, including yourself. www.ncparkstore.com N.C. State Parks License Plate Show your support for state parks every time you drive your vehicle! Purchase an N.C. State Parks license plate through the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicl

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