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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area


280 State Park Rd
Apex, NC 27523
Phone: (919) 362-0586
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Photo of Christine Griffin Christine Griffin
Sep 22, 2023 5

This was my first time here. It's a beautiful spot! It's a very big area, and was also very clean. There was a nice playground area for kids, nice bathrooms, and even a pretty area for camping. It is definitely a great place to relax.

Photo of Zoe Dean Zoe Dean
Sep 9, 2023 5

Really lovely campsites on Jordan Lake. We didn't have direct access to the water, but could have selected a site closer to the water if I wanted to. This time of year, the bathrooms are locked during the week (which was on the posted info but we didn't really pay attention so it was a bit of surprise for us). We love car & tent camping. Loved the clean and freely available bathhouse. Good privacy this time of year. My only word of warning: be prepared to be "inside" of wherever you are sleeping when the sun sets. The yellow flies and other flying bugs came out and were relentless, even with our tried and true thermocell. It's not unexpected being out in the wilderness, but should be known in advance. We will ABSOLUTELY be back for a longer stay next time!

Photo of Chad Bunn Chad Bunn
Aug 12, 2023 5

We enjoyed our 1st visit to the campgrounds and we are planning another trip this fall!!

Photo of Kevin McKenna Kevin McKenna
Aug 4, 2023 5

Beautiful camping. Very large campground. Easy in and out for big rigs with a tow. Great boat ramp and parking across the street from the campground.

Photo of Vanessa Shepherd Vanessa Shepherd
Aug 1, 2023 5

It's a great place for a family outing, fishing,camping,They have 3 beaches. My grandkids loved it. You have to get there early in the morning,bring your food,drinks and don't forget the charcoal for the grill.

Photo of Carlos Bonilla Carlos Bonilla
Jul 11, 2023 4

It would have taken a 5 star review, if it was not for a situation we encountered on our second night there. Around midnight on Saturday (Sunday June 2, 2023), the campers in the campsite before ours began to argue loudly, screaming and using profane language. My daughter, a minor who has special needs and could not sleep, shouted "please shut up", to be answered by foul language. We contacted the park rangers and explained that their argument had become physical, also there had been statements of a knife or the threat of stabbing. 45 minutes later, rangers showed up, as the altercation had come to an end. Aside from this, we enjoyed the park and lake, my kids love the place and we will continue to go, but do recommend as an expert in the safety/security/enforcement field, to have a better response time for volatile situations as this, as this could have turned into a life threatening situation, without the involvement of other campers, not the rangers.

Photo of Savanna Freeman Savanna Freeman
Jun 25, 2023 5

Beautiful campground, lots of water to enjoy. Clean and inviting. The only complaint I have is the bathrooms and showers being separate.

Photo of Patterson Imagery Patterson Imagery
Jun 5, 2023 5

Jordan Lake is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. With its serene atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and diverse wildlife, it's a nature lover's paradise. Whether you're hiking, fishing, or simply enjoying a picnic by the lake, there's always something new and exciting to discover. Needless to say my family and I had a blast visiting Jordan Lake this year.

Photo of Michael Scott Michael Scott
May 20, 2023 5

Just beautiful 😍 I stayed at the Poplar Point section. The RV sites are far enough apart so as not to disturb your neighbors. Many of them double as tent sites. I was surprised to learn that they just installed 50 amp service as well⚡ Nice walking trail🥾🚶

Photo of Michelle Bayless Michelle Bayless
Feb 15, 2023 4

Love the set up of the sites and scenery. Facilities are very clean. Most campsites are level and are easily accessible for rv parking. Only gave a 4 rating due to no water at campsites as it is still winter. Currently here (February) and Temps are in the 70s. Attached pictures are of campsite C19 in Poplar Point.

Photo of Haley Haley
Oct 17, 2022 5

Love this lake! My papa is a regular here he drives here from Durham. He goes to this lake almost every week. Caught some great fish here, lost my biggest fish I ever caught and made some awesome memories