Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area


Crosswinds Campground Access: 389 Fearrington Road, Apex, NC 27502

Ebenezer Church Access: 2582 Beaver Creek Road, Apex, NC 27502

New Hope Overlook Access: 339 W.H. Jones Road, New Hill, NC 27562

Parkers Creek Access: Parkers Creek Beach Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Poplar Point Access: 558 Beaver Creek Road, Apex, NC 27502

Seaforth Access: Seaforth Beach Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Vista Point Access: 2498 N. Pea Ridge Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Jordan Lake Visitor Center: 280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27523

White Oak Access: White Oak Beach Road, Apex, NC 27523


Explore over 4,500+ acres of woodlands with 1,050 campsites from among seven access points. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area offers a variety of activities, including boating, hiking, swimming, paddling, sailing, and camping – plus, an observation platform for observing our national bird, the bald eagle.

North Carolina Division of Parks & Recreation

Entrance fees are charged per vehicle on weekends in Apr, May, and Sep, and daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The park is free to access for day use during the rest of the year.

Fees are also charged for camping, certain event permits, and facility reservations.

Contact us for assistance hosting your sporting event at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.

Please note that amenities vary by access point – visit the General Information page to view a table of facilities offered at each access.

Crosswinds Campground Access:
Ebenezer Church Access: 2 boating ramps (open 24 hours a day), 6 parking lots, 3 restrooms, 1 information center, 3 picnic areas, 3 picnic shelters, 1 playground, 1 beach with swimming area, 3 hiking trails (Ebenezer Church Trail – 1.01-mile loop, Connector Trail – 0.5 miles one way, Old Oak Trail – 1-mile loop).
New Hope Overlook Access: Boating ramp, 24 primitive campsites (no electricity), 1 hiking path (New Hope Trail – 4.5-mile loop) 3 pit toilets, 4 parking lots, 1 restroom.
Parkers Creek Access: Boating ramp, 24 primitive campsites (no electricity), 1 hiking path (New Hope Trail – 4.5-mile loop) 3 pit toilets, 4 parking lots, 1 restroom.
Poplar Point Access:
Seaforth Access: 1 boating ramp, 1 hiking path (Seaforth Pond/KIP Track Trail – 1.4 miles loop), park office, 2 parking lots, 2 picnic areas, 1 picnic shelter, 1 playground, 2 restrooms, 1 swimming area.
Vista Point Access: 1 boating ramp, 1 sailboat launch, 2 major hiking paths (Blue Trail – 1-mile loop; Red Trail – 3-mile loop), 5 group campsites, 1 RV group camp with 50 sites (electric and water hookup), 3 parking lots, 2 picnic shelters, 2 restrooms, 1 sanitary disposal station, 1 swimming area, 1 beach volleyball court.
White Oak Area: 60 picnic shelters, 1 swimming area, 1 boating ramp, 1 restroom, and volleyball courts (unspecified number).

Ebenezer Area Shelter 1: 30 people
Ebenezer Area Shelter 2: 30 people
Ebenezer Area Shelter 8: 100 people
Parkers Creek Shelter 3: 100 people
Parkers Creek Shelter 4: 60 people
Parkers Creek Shelter 5: 30 people
Parkers Creek Shelter 6: 60 people
Seaforth Recreation Area Shelter 9: 100 people
Vista Point Shelter 10: 60 people
Vista Point Shelter 7: 60 people
White Oak Outdoor Shelter Area: 600 people
Group Camping Sites: 35 people per site
Electric, Non-Electric, & Primitive Camping Sites: 6 people per site
Duplex Electric & Non-Electric Camping Sites: 12 people per site
Crosswinds Campground Amphitheater:
Parkers Creek Amphitheater:
Poplar Point Amphitheater:
Auditorium & Classroom:

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area offers accessible camping options and swimming areas at specific access points. View additional accessibility information here.

Crosswinds Campground: 3 ADA Accessible Campsites.
Ebenezer Church Access: 3 ADA Accessible Picnic Shelters.
New Hope Overlook Access: Not Accessible.
Parkers Creek Access: 3 ADA Accessible Campsites, 1 ADA Accessible Group Camping Site.
Poplar Point Access: 11 ADA Accessible Campsites.
Seaforth Access: 1 ADA Accessible Picnic Shelter.
Vista Point Access: 1 ADA Accessible Group Camping Site.
White Oak Area: The outdoor event center is ADA-accessible.

Yes: Pets are permitted in all state parks, as long as:

They are on an attended leash of no longer than 6 feet.
They are under the constant control of the owner.
They are on pedestrian trails only.

Pet owners who do not have their pets on a leash will receive a fine. Owners may be asked to remove dangerous or noisy pets from the state park.

Pet owners must pick up after their pets. Pet waste is not fertilizer and should not be left on the ground. It is toxic and harmful to plants and other animals in the state park. Pet waste can also transmit disease and puts other state park visitors at risk. Properly dispose of pet waste in garbage bins. Do not throw waste bags in the woods or leave them on the ground.

Pets are not permitted off-trail. Many rare plants live on thin soils and wet rocks and are vulnerable to climbing, trampling, and scraping. Visitors with pets should yield to all other trail users, including bicyclists and equestrians, when possible.

Pets are allowed in most state park campgrounds. Overnight, pets must be confined to the owner’s tent or vehicle during quiet hours. Pets are not permitted in cabins. Pets are not allowed in the bathhouses or swimming areas. Pets are strictly prohibited from entering any building, with the exception of service animals and authorized search and rescue dogs.

Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, except in designated areas.

Visitors shall not be or become intoxicated while within any state park or recreation area.

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