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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

280 State Park Rd, Apex, NC 27523-8008
+1 919-362-0586
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Crosswinds marina

Jordan Lake is good for boating. Several great state parks for access. Main lake can get a bit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brandy P
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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Jordan lake review by a nature lover

Excellent place for hiking, kayaking, and even to get in the water... We used to visit this place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ramprasad K
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bald eagles” (9 reviews)
“huge lake” (6 reviews)
“water skiing” (3 reviews)
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280 State Park Rd, Apex, NC 27523-8008
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+1 919-362-0586
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"bald eagles"
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"huge lake"
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"water skiing"
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"creek campground"
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"state recreation area"
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"great camping"
in 4 reviews
"great state park"
in 5 reviews
"pontoon boat"
in 4 reviews
"swimming area"
in 3 reviews
"camping trip"
in 4 reviews
"ebenezer church"
in 7 reviews
"bath house"
in 3 reviews
"mile hike"
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"bathroom facilities"
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"entrance fee"
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"crosswinds"
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Reviewed yesterday

Jordan Lake is good for boating. Several great state parks for access. Main lake can get a bit rough, but coves are fun to explore, especially by kayak. We have rented a pontoon boat a few times. Boats are pretty worn but OK. Be aware...More

Thank Brandy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place for hiking, kayaking, and even to get in the water... We used to visit this place quite often when we were living in Apex area. Nice evening getaway...

Thank Ramprasad K
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My friend had her wedding here. It was beautiful. The pictures look like we were on an island somewhere. The venue was very clean.

Thank Jessica R
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great place to relax with a picnic or dog walking. Take a blanket relax in the sun, walking shoes are best for the trails.

1  Thank Connie W
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hike! Doing both trails is 5.2 miles. A lot of elevation change with some long steep hills. Great views over the lake with opportunity to see bald eagles. Windsurfer was out on a brisk January day while I was there.

Thank LR_OBX
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Boating facilities are excellent and the lake is very large so you can always find a spot to ski or tube and not have to worry about other boaters in the way. There are a lot of coves and beaches that provide a great...More

1  Thank TravelTankerman
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Jordan Lake is a large Army Corps lake that dams up the Haw River and provides drinking water for the surrounding municipalities. It has many boat ramps for large and small boats, with plenty of parking. It also has several public beaches and lots of...More

1  Thank PETER M
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Wonderful beach for family fun! Volleyball net is available, swings and slides for the little one. We really enjoyed the beauty of the lake

Thank Interiors2
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Been here many times for picnics and walks. Absolutely terrific lake and trails. Nice beach and boating facilities.

Thank RiverSt
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We have camped with a pop up and 22 ft travel trailer at Crosswinds at Jordan Lake over the years. The sites are well designed, spacious, more private than any non state park campground I have seen. The bath houses are well kept and trash...More

1  Thank NorthCarolinaWilbur
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dove1111
2 May 2018|
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Response from TravelTankerman | Reviewed this property |
The Boat ramps and swimming areas are separate due to safety reasons. Jordan is 550 acres just get in your boat and look for a place to swim.
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oliviaailifranek
9 August 2017|
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Response from Dozey1 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs aren't allowed at the beach area, however, I've let me Labs away from the beach and never had a ranger approach me. I would call the ranger station and ask to make sure.
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Phillip S
27 May 2017|
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Response from Dozey1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you will need a NC fishing license.
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