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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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Avoid on Weekends

I always loved going to Lake Jordan as a kid, but it's become less enjoyable over the past few... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Clayton, North Carolina
Parkers Creek Campground

Beautiful setting on the lake. We stayed in loop 4. The campsites are not level. The bathhouses... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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280 State Park Rd, Apex, NC 27523-8008
+1 919-362-0586
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I always loved going to Lake Jordan as a kid, but it's become less enjoyable over the past few years. I'm not opposed to crowds, but the swimming area has become as packed as some concerts I've been to and boats randomly drive right up...More

Thank benjaminhemingway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting on the lake. We stayed in loop 4. The campsites are not level. The bathhouses should be torn down and rebuilt. It's clear they don't put any money into the facilities. Here it is the beginning of the summer season and the toilet...More

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A fun place to go with family.Close to our home.You can cook out there also.A stay vacation...You get out in the sun home to sleep.

Thank _siemaskoa
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Very pleasurable camping trip, shaded most of the day. Right on the lake. Can't beat the price with electric and water. Clean sites and both house. Plenty of room to have a good family time. We took our popup camper and had a blast. Quiet...More

1  Thank Orng68camaro
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We stayed at the Crosswinds Loop B campground, at Jordan Lake State Park in or RV trailer. The campsites are spacious and clean. Each campsite had a picnic table and fire pit. The bathrooms and showers are clean. There is a camp host at every...More

1  Thank Dozey1
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you are looking out for quite place with lot of greenery and wide water body around there is no other place like Jordan Lake in Apex which is west of Raleigh and south of Durham. While there are lot of recreational activities, you will...More

Thank vinda c
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have lived in the Triangle for more than 30 years, and have always needed a place to get back to nature to help balance our lives due to the everyday hustle and bustle. Jordan Lake has become our happy place! We find Jordan is...More

Thank Melaney S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The New Hope Overlook Trail is the longest trail at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area at around 5.5 miles. It is composed of two loops - red and blue - that make a figure 8. The Blue Loop is only 2.5 miles if you're looking...More

2  Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I can't believe we only visited one place of Jordan Lake during the past 3 years. This year We were looking for long trails and new places to explore and we found it. New Hope Overlook includes long beautiful well maintained trails. You can be...More

1  Thank Nydia A
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited in the off season. In February, it is lovely, uncrowded and very pleasant. It is a large man made lake with numerous sites (we visited the dam and Ebeneezer Church) quite suitable for hiking, boating and fishing. Our purpose was hiking and we...More

Thank pattynjay
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Phillip S
Is there shore fishing
27 May 2017|
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Response from UNCBalan | Reviewed this property |
Don't forget, a state fishing license is required to fish at Jordan Lake.
Jane S
What are the swimming beaches for day use st Jordan lake?
17 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
Traveling up to pick up my granddaughter in NC. Part of the time I will have to work. I have a AT&T hot spot. Will it work at Jordan Lake?
14 May 2017|
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Response from UNCBalan | Reviewed this property |
I use AT&T and have good coverage around most of the lake.