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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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Great view of the lake

Stayed in Parkers’Creek campground, Loop 2 just across the camp road from the lake. Electric and... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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 August 12, 2018
Paul K
Marlton, New Jersey
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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.
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280 State Park Rd, Apex, NC 27523-8008
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Stayed in Parkers’Creek campground, Loop 2 just across the camp road from the lake. Electric and water hook ups. Bathhouse had up grades since our last trip with sensor toilets and showers! We were there for 2 week and loop was never completely full and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul K
Reviewed August 6, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joanne C
Reviewed July 23, 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Kathy G
Reviewed July 21, 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Linda W
Reviewed July 18, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed July 9, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank BeMoore33
Reviewed July 8, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed June 24, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BikeWMa
Reviewed June 18, 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...

Date of experience: July 2017
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January 22, 2019|
Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are several spots adjacent to swimming beaches where the slope is gentle enough that boats frequently pull up and either tie up to a tree or anchor.
Jeffrey W
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
I think only in one area
August 21, 2018|
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Response from constanttourist_10 | Reviewed this property |
In Loop2 Parker’s Creek the tent sites were right by the lake vs sites with hook up on the other side of the road. There was no play area in our loop but there is a beach area for the lake in Parker’s Creek area with some... More