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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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The Secret’s Out!

We have been camping here for over a decade. Need I say more...Ten years ago there was hardly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul K
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Marlton, New Jersey
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Beautiful large lake

Not at lake is very large with many and I do mean many entrances. Some just for boat launching... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne C
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“huge lake” (7 reviews)
“bald eagles” (9 reviews)
“water skiing” (3 reviews)
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280 State Park Rd, Apex, NC 27523-8008
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"creek campground"
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"great state park"
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"hiking trails"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been camping here for over a decade. Need I say more...Ten years ago there was hardly anyone in the whole campground! Now, you’d better make reservations weeks in advance because it has become that popular. Great for outdoor activities, lake swimming, fishing, boating,...More

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not at lake is very large with many and I do mean many entrances. Some just for boat launching others for family swim time. There is also a place to rent boats! No matter what your plan is the lake is gorgeous and relaxing, clean...More

Thank Joanne C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place for camping. The sites are large with lots of trees between. Bath houses are clean an kept well. They have several campgrounds and a few beach areas on the lake. We like popular point the most. Sites are on or very...More

1  Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live 20 minutes away and have camped on this lake (tents and RV’s) for 20 years. The lake is huge. They have over 1000 campsites in 3 or 4 campgrounds. It’s a great destination. Lots of beaches, boat ramps and one marina.

1  Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rented a beautiful pontoon from Crosswinds Boating Center. Great experience. No issues. No waiting. Everything was right on time and the guys that set you up in the boat were great. Cant wait to go back.

1  Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I can't believe it's taken me so long to find this place. I've been driving to Wrightsville Beach which is 2.5 hours each way in order to enjoy the shore. Sure this is a lake but a HUGE lake and it's less than 30 minutes...More

1  Thank BeMoore33
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a beautiful park with big lake views of nature. Nice beaches to enjoy. Grills for cookouts are available. Hiking trails. Pet friendly. Ebenzer Church area is stunning.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Jordan Lake is good for boating. Several great state parks for access. Main lake can get a bit rough, but coves are fun to explore, especially by kayak. We have rented a pontoon boat a few times. Boats are pretty worn but OK. Be aware...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Excellent place for hiking, kayaking, and even to get in the water... We used to visit this place quite often when we were living in Apex area. Nice evening getaway...

Thank Ramprasad K
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My friend had her wedding here. It was beautiful. The pictures look like we were on an island somewhere. The venue was very clean.

Thank Jessica R
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Enrique R
6 August 2018|
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
Anytime is great
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dove1111
2 May 2018|
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Response from TravelTankerman | Reviewed this property |
The Boat ramps and swimming areas are separate due to safety reasons. Jordan is 550 acres just get in your boat and look for a place to swim.
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oliviaailifranek
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.
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