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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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Over run

Used to be a great place to fish, picnic and/or just enjoy the great outdoors. On weekends it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
via mobile
Boating at jordan

Great Lake for boating and swimming. We generally go late afternoon, have dinner on the lake and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave Q
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 good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Used to be a great place to fish, picnic and/or just enjoy the great outdoors. On weekends it is now being over run by huge numbers of folks from the nearby cities making it nearly impossible for an individual, couple or small family to find...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Lake for boating and swimming. We generally go late afternoon, have dinner on the lake and relax.

Thank Dave Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have visited 29 State Parks and always find the staff very nice and helpful. I must say that at this one I met two employees that clearly didn't enjoy their jobs. The lady in the visitors center may have been having...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 4 October 2017 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 3 October 2017 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 18 September 2017

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
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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