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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27502
919-362-0586
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Apex
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Motor-boating, Birdwatching
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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90 reviews 90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at the Painter's Creek Campground at the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. The campground was clean and quiet and the staff was friendly. We stayed over the Independence Day weekend and expected some noise and revelry, but were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in a travel trailer and did not visit the bathhouses. The camping sites are good sized... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a wonderful evening with David Griffin on his pontoon. He was great at explaining what animals we were looking at and explaining things to the kids on the boat. It was a wonderful way to spend an evening.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you ever get the chance to rent a pontoon boat by all means do so!! It's a lovely way to spend the morning or afternoon exploring the waterways. Also, if you have a good group of people you can rent it for 30-40/person, just be clear that they wont cancel you reservation for weather and it does require a... More

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Albemarle, North Carolina
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

NC Rangers like walking around at night playing the campers against each other saying they have called in a complaint just so they can walk around and look into your campsite with binoculars. Complained to Jay Greenwood , who is over Jordan, he doesn't seem to care, so we will have to go on up the ladder. This was at... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed in Loop J at spot 26. Friday before memorial day my husband and I decided to do a mini trip. We found one of the last spots and it was awesome. The people around us were able to dock their boats because we were lakefront. It was shaded well. If we wanted to we could have gone swimming.... More

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North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ahh, imagine taking your kayak, canoe, or paddle board out for a relaxing trip across the open waters. Now play the sound of a record player needle being pulled across a vinyl record. That was triggered by the sound of a pack of jet skis ripping past you and your kayak rocking in their wake. Jordan Lake has a huge... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Great park, poplar point campground sites are very large and private. Clean restrooms, flat areas to ride bikes. The beach at poplar point was really nice, not too crowded even though it was Memorial Day weekend. I will say ticks are pervasive, and I had read this in other reviews and found it to be true. Picked 4 of me... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

For the past two years, we have stopped for a night at Poplar Point, Jordan Lake while traveling and found it a restful and very nicely kept park with hookups to charge our van while dry camping elsewhere. We saw a full complement of families enjoying the lake in all types of crafts, and we tested our inflatable kayak with... More

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed at Cross Winds for Easter Weekend with five other families. We enjoyed camping on the lake with a small beach within walking distance. The kids enjoyed the water, kayaking, and riding their bikes around the campground. The sites are spacious, with plenty of room and trees between them. The sites are gravel and have a large pad with... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We have been going to Jordan Lake State Recreation area since 2004, for swimming, fishing, boating, camping, and relaxation. The staff keeps the areas clean, with average restroom facilities. The natural setting is wonderful, with the possibility to see many types of wildlife. During the week can be very peaceful with many areas of the lake all to yourself. The... More

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