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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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Great North Carolina Recreation and camping area

If you love boating it is the perfect place to be. Many free ramps to put in at and loads of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Apex, North Carolina
This is a wonderful retreat and well maintained

I live close to Jordan Lake and although I tend to avoid it during busy periods have to comment on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“huge lake”(7 reviews)
“bald eagles”(9 reviews)
“great camping”(6 reviews)
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 5 days ago

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

Thank DavidSNC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ApexMagpie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

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

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

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

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 6 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

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 23 July 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

1  Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 21 July 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.

1  Thank Linda W
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
I think only in one area
Eric F
21 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
Enrique R
5 August 2018|
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
Anytime is great