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“Great camping site!”

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Apex
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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3 reviews
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“Great camping site!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the crosswind camp site loop B. Kids enjoyed the sandy beach swiming area. Only negative was the ground was very hard on the sites so you need a hammer and strong stakes for tents.

Visited August 2013
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Apex, North Carolina
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Endless Beauty”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This lake offers multiple swimming and picnic areas. Several boat launches, so never long lines. Several campgrounds available. All areas are patrolled by Rangers. Clean rest rooms and shelters for groups. The lake itself is enormous. I can't compliment enough.

Visited August 2013
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Ashland, Ohio
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267 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Beautiful lake”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

There are over 14,000 acres of water at Jordan Lake and it's surrounded by beautiful trees. We go here just about every time we come to NC to visit family and there are several beaches to visit. The beaches aren't very busy during the week, so you can relax in your beach chair, play in the sand, or go swimming in the lake. The water was the perfect temperature and if you want to cook out here, you can do that too. If you're lucky, you'll get to see bald eagles, as Jordan Lake has the largest concentration of bald eagles - mostly in the months of April-June. It's really beautiful here.

Visited July 2013
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Apex, North Carolina
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5 reviews
“Regular visitor and camper at Jordan Lake”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Outstanding recreation area, beaches for swiming, sun bathing and relaxing. Various campgrounds from "primitive" to full hookup electric and water, great sites, excellent washhoused with "hot" showers. Plenty of hiking trails, fishing opportunites, and a great place to observe the American Bald Eagle in their native habit.

Visited July 2013
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Apex, North Carolina
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great for the nature lover”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Jordan lake has lots of beauty and charm. Blue water, green grass and plenty of places to cook out. Great to sit and reflect or just take a walk. If you love nature and the beautiful landscape of trees and birds, then this is the lake for you. Also great location for riding your bike.

Visited March 2013
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