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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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Address: 280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27502
Phone Number: 919-362-0586
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Motor-boating, Birdwatching
Description: This region is a popular source of outdoor recreation for boating...
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.
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We decided to go here instead of the Beach for a local spot and could not be happier. It is nice and quiet. So many beach areas to choose fro, and have bathroom facilities along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Clayton, North Carolina
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Sanford, NC
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188 reviews 188 reviews
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Jordan Lake is designed for people, especially families, to take some time off and relax and enjoy the water and each other. Their are picnic areas, boat ramps, marinas, sandy beaches, and hidden coves that allow you to seek out how you want to spend your time while on or near the lake. One of my favorite activities is to... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We decided to go here instead of the Beach for a local spot and could not be happier. It is nice and quiet. So many beach areas to choose fro, and have bathroom facilities along with a BBQ area near the beaches.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I spent a whole day of hiking 8 months ago (after all but one of the campgrounds had closed for the season) to choose our campsite for a 10 day trip. We made our reservations in September for June 5 after choosing what we considered the best site in the park. The site had only one adjacent... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Jordan Lake is a huge lake surrounded by campgrounds, beaches and recreational facilities. It is operated by the State of North Carolina and is a wonderful place for a camping trip or family excursion. Campsites are huge and many have electricity and water hookups. Sites may be reserved in advance but generally sites are available just but coming in except... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Camped at Parker's creek without a reservation, as I have done every time I go to Jordan camping. Went early on Friday after I got off my night shift job to go put up my tent and get a good spot that had a good trail to the lake. My 5 yo son loved it, and there were alot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Pleasantly surprised by this camping trip. I have read some mixed reviews pf Jordan lake so I want to address those. First, yes there are some busy weekends here so avoid camping on peak weekends like Memorial and labor day. Utilize the state park systems website to reserve your spot and check photos and maps to be sure that you... More 

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a great area for hiking and water recreation. There are multiple entrances and locations, so be sure to look at the maps and directions on their website to know where you're going.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We arrived after the crowds had left the day after Memorial Day. Our first time here and we were so impressed with the large, shady campsites - we almost had the place to ourselves and it was a wonderful experience. What a pity the restrooms and showers were so awful. Nobody came to clean them while we were there, the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a great park, for a picnic or using your boat. Only problem is that it gets VERY Crowded, especially on holiday weekend and during the Summer. Need to get their early and you will get a good spot and enjoy yourself

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was a little worried about the crowds this weekend at Jordan Lake, but we had an amazing time camping, hiking, and swimming. Most campers were very courteous and friendly. This is a great weekend getaway from the Raleigh area - definitely worth a stay!

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Additional Information about Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Address: Address: 280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27502
Phone Number: 919-362-0586
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Apex
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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