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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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Address: 280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27502
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This region is a popular source of outdoor recreation for boating, fishing,...

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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Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, birding

Jordan Lake is a beautiful man-made recreational lake home to much wildlife. Boating is available all year, with many boat ramps located around the lake. Some of these require... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jordan Lake is a beautiful man-made recreational lake home to much wildlife. Boating is available all year, with many boat ramps located around the lake. Some of these require fees to use, some are free. During the summer there are a few protected beach areas where swimmers can enjoy the water. Several areas around the lake have bathroom facilities and... More 

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Taytay, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is huge and tranquil This kinda brown lake is amazingly clean Nice to do your picnic & barbeque

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jordan is a big lake. there are several places for activities spread out in different places. Today I visited new Hope Overlook for a good 5 mile hike. The trail keeps you closer to the lake then at Falls but the area is not nearly as rugged as Falls lake. I then went to Ebenezer Church Beach and Picnic area.... More 

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Thank Rick B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love love love this lake kids had a blast lots of places to play and swim and explore the grounds!!!

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We camped at the Crosswinds Campground during the Thanksgiving holiday and lived it. The campsites were large and private with hookups although they had turned the water off. Water was available at the bathhouses and at the dump station. We had nice views of the lake and saw 2 bald eagles perched in trees on the lakeshore very close to... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

There is so much to do at Jordan Lake. There are multiple parks and playgrounds, volleyball courts, picnic tables and campgrounds. The lake is massive, so there are often a lot of boats on the water, but the lake never feels overcrowded. There is also a rental facility where lake enthusiasts can rent kayaks, canoes, fishing gear, etc.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Jordan Lake is a great place for some outdoor play. There are several public areas that offer hiking trails, swimming (in the summer), picnic areas, and boat launch facilities. There is a small admission fee per vehicle: at the time of this writing, admission is $6.00 per car/$4.00 for seniors. There are several campgrounds at the lake. I believe reservations... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

All of the boat ramps are well maintained. One at the north end (Farrington Pt) is free. Most of the rest are about $6. There are several beaches and camping right on the lake so you could tie your boat up to the beach in front of your campsite. There is one marina with gas and bathroom facilities at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Spent a number of visits here, before and after the Hurricane. Excellent views, peaceful and worthy of returns. Well kept area with clean beaches and well kept walks. Safe for children. Wonderful little picnic and BBQ spaces hidden in the woods. Plenty of wildlife to see. Well worthy of a visit and stay for the day. It's breathtaking

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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to check out Lake Jordan so stopped here. Lots of interesting information and children would enjoy the small wildlife section. First time i ever saw what an eagle nest looked like! So big! Rest room was spotless. Worth stopping!

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