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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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I take the grandchildren

Great place to take the grandchildren without having to do a lot of planning in advance. They like... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2019
Kathleen Y
Holly Springs
kayaked here

had good experience kayaking here at night. the lake is not dangerous or too large. Definite worth... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
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“huge lake”(7 reviews)
“bald eagles”(9 reviews)
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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 15 February 2019

Great place to take the grandchildren without having to do a lot of planning in advance. They like to swim and fish. We are planning camping soon. Big area, not crowded.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathleen Y
Reviewed 9 December 2018

had good experience kayaking here at night. the lake is not dangerous or too large. Definite worth visiting

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed 14 October 2018

If you love boating it is the perfect place to be. Many free ramps to put in at and loads of campsites where your boat can be pulled right up to the shore at your campsite. Unfortunately hurricane Florence has cause extensive damage to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DavidSNC
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I live close to Jordan Lake and although I tend to avoid it during busy periods have to comment on what a wonderful nature retreat this place is. The roads and trails are well maintained and the personnel are always helpful and polite. Worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ApexMagpie
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Fell in love with this lake in July and thought I would like to camp there. Brought my rv. A lot of nice camp sites. If pulling a dolly be sure to research the pull through sites. Not all sites are great for dollies. Found...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank V6719HHbobs
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a great state park. There are so many different activities to choose from. Boat ramps, beaches, trails, etc.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Adam N
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is a great pl;ace to camp, I strongly recommend poplar point campground. The lake is gorgeous, lot of places to swim, launch your boat, kayak. I do a lot of wildlife photography so there is no shortage of animals to take pictures of, my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank EcoTraveler13
Reviewed 20 August 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
Thank constanttourist_10
Reviewed 12 August 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 7 August 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
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23 January 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.
9 September 2018|
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
I think only in one area
22 August 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