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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 Ishika Bhattarai Ishika Bhattarai
Mar 17, 2020 5

This place is the ideal place for you to go with your friends and family to hang out. The view is really nice and relaxing. You can also take a lot of amazing pictures too.

Photo of Stephanie Kravitz Stephanie Kravitz
Mar 15, 2020 4

Beautiful area, but not ideal for camping in the off-season. Only one site is currently open and signage poorly reflects closures. Firewood is reportedly sold by patrolling rangers, but don't count on their timely arrival for a hot meal. Regardless, Parkers Creek is well-maintained and despite being busy, quieted down substantially after dark.

Photo of Robert Gilmore Robert Gilmore
Mar 16, 2020 5

Great site to jet ski Free till end of this month They repaired the easy access ramp Late in the day the water is like glass I thank the parks and rec folks and GOD for providing this area!!! Amazing

Photo of Tammy Jones Tammy Jones
May 28, 2020 5

Great time had a great Host .... Loop G is the best

Photo of Royalty Royalty
May 28, 2020 5

Great place! Not so much for a pandemic but great

Photo of Melissa Branson Melissa Branson
Jun 22, 2020 5

Always a good time at Jordan lake. Campsites are fairly large. Bathrooms kept clean.

Photo of Brianna Milot Brianna Milot
Jun 21, 2020 4

Really gorgeous campground right near the lake. We had a wonderful time. However, my only complaints are that the only working water was at an RV site (the faucet by the bathrooms was broken) and the trash cans were not secured to prevent raccoons and birds from easily getting in. We heard quite a few raccoons rummaging through the trash cans near our tent all night.

Photo of Daniel Hayes Daniel Hayes
Jun 21, 2020 5

Great time great place! Me and family had a blast

Photo of Samantha Lanagan Samantha Lanagan
May 13, 2019 5

We went camping in our travel trailer for the first time and it was a great experience! We brought our 2 shepherd dog and 2 year old. The place was very peaceful and relaxing. Everyone was friendly and nice. Already booked our next trip

Photo of Daniel Goodman Daniel Goodman
Jun 3, 2019 4

Had a great time with my family here, clean Beach side decent facilities plenty of places to set up for food, and want to crowded. I got 5 people in for the nearly price of $7 per car, so it's definitely worth it for a cheap trip for the family!

Photo of Josh Ward Josh Ward
May 5, 2019 4

It seems like the quality of the park depends on where you camp. We stayed in poplar point twice, one with an RV, and once tent camping in the first-come-first-serve spots. The reserved spots were much nicer. Yes, I know there is a difference between an RV site and a tent site, but the bathrooms and shower areas were better away from the section we stayed in to rent camp (section E). So I would recommend going only if you reserve ahead. Also, your neighbors in the non-reservation area are a little more interesting, to say the least. One group was out in the water in front of the sites running their jet ski wide open at 715 in the morning.

Photo of Lisa Lisa
May 15, 2019 5

We love to go camping, fishing and even using the recreation center. We haven't had any luck on fishing. Last time we went camping our camp site flooded but it was still fun and we made memories that day trying to dig a canal so the water would drain and our tent wouldnt flood.

Photo of Jim Perry Jim Perry
Jun 16, 2019 5

Clean beach, with shade and restrooms close by. Easy parking. And of course the lake is beautiful and the water is easy to adjust to.

Photo of rori kinter rori kinter
Jul 5, 2019 5

Great experience on the lake. Some choppy waves in the main body for the boat, otherwise, fun time. Channels, or fingers of the lake are best for boaters. Gets deepest about 49 feet.

Photo of Brandy Rossetti Brandy Rossetti
Jun 28, 2019 5

Great place to relax, BBQ, swim. We had a great time. Bathroom and beach are both conveniently close to all areas

Photo of Micki Osborne Micki Osborne
Jul 6, 2019 4

Not full hookup... bath houses shower door does not provide privacy in loop g... Wonderful spacious sites very shaded.. electric hookup seem out dated

Photo of Ryan Burch Ryan Burch
Sep 29, 2019 5

These are very nice camping sites! We were in site 1 and it was beautiful with wooded camping areas, a large field and a small beach for swimming! Bathrooms and showers were just past the playground (👍) and the area was clean and well kept. Jordan Lake camping is a super fun way to enjoy nature without having to 'rough it' too much. It's a great getaway for a family or friends!

Photo of Beth Hausner Beth Hausner
Sep 22, 2019 5

We totally love camping at Jordan Lake. We were at Parker's Creek this time which was great, we haven't had a bad site at any of the campgrounds. We hiked on the red trail to the beach which was well marked and an easy hike. We put a canoe and kayak into the lake. We went fishing and caught a fish. We set up a carport to cook and dine under and had a group of friends join us for the day- totally relaxing trip. There is quite a bit of tree coverage for the campgrounds, so it does provide shelter from storms and sun.

Photo of Jeremy Reynolds Jeremy Reynolds
Aug 10, 2019 5

Poplar Point campground is fantastic. This was our second time here. We have found that Loop E has some of the most scenic, enjoyable sites but they are walk up only so it is first come, first serve. Both times we have been here we spent Friday night at a different site, and then found people leaving Loop E on Saturday morning and were able to move into their site. E50 is a favorite with great water access and perfect launches for kayaks and paddle boards. The park also offers a military discount so for $20 a night (non-electric) this place is tough to beat!

Photo of Pamela Peace Pamela Peace
Jul 13, 2019 5

This place is really great! So peaceful and overall wonderful place to take the family and enjoy nature. The lake is beautiful and the sunset was breathtaking! Our camping site was neat and free from debris. They have big trash tins positioned at every other site so you don't have to walk far, and they keep them clean and tidy. No trash overflowing. Loved it!

Photo of Just Me Just Me
Aug 22, 2019 5

Great place to go with the family. It's convenient and very well kept. The sites and facilities are kept clean. Cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen camping! Can't wait to go back!

Photo of Michael Williams Michael Williams
Aug 18, 2019 5

Great place to take the family for a fun day on the water. You can pull boats and jetskis up to the little beach area and stay out all day for just $7 per car. Had a very fun day with the family. No issues with rude people or anyone getting in your personal space. Nobody messed with our stuff on the beach either while we were out on the water. I will definitely be back in the future.

Photo of UNC fan67 UNC fan67
Oct 30, 2019 5

GREAT STATE PARK! We were 3 sites of the beachfront area on the lake. New hook ups and large camp sites.

Photo of Mike Dellerman Mike Dellerman
Nov 22, 2019 4

Great place to have fun! Lots to do and see. Took away one star because the park rangers aren't very friendly. It does cost $7 to get into the beach areas. Some are better than others. There are some nice hiking trails too.

Photo of michael poole michael poole
Nov 22, 2019 5

Peaceful walks in the woods! Beautiful lake for one that is so close to a major city. Great place for the dogs to walk you!

Photo of Kelly Larrimore Kelly Larrimore
Jan 1, 2020 5

Jordan Lake is one of our favorite camping spots! It's so beautiful and peaceful! The only thing that I can say about it is that I wish they could turn the water on during the winter when they have campers.

Photo of Elizabeth Griffith Elizabeth Griffith
Jan 11, 2020 4

We camped here at the the Crosswinds Campground in our RV for a quick overnight. The sites were large and the bathrooms were clean and updated. It was well maintained and we felt safe. The water was turned off at the sites due to low winter temps, but we were warned well ahead of time. We chose this campground because it was a short drive from RDU, only 20 minutes. Can't say I would swim in the lake or spend a week of vacation here, but as a cheaper alternative to a hotel it was great.

Photo of Sreekesh Reddy Sreekesh Reddy
Feb 11, 2020 4

Kids loved playing in water, beach and in play area, there is a slide and swing. Nice place to spend on a weekend with family. Took nice pictures.