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Jordan Lake Educational State Forest

Showcases a wide variety of pines and hardwoods found in a wetland ecosystem.

  • Address: 2832 Big Woods Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • Mailing Address: 2832 Big Woods Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, a unique outdoors experience--located between the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, this forest showcases a wide variety of pines and hardwoods found in a wetland ecosystem. Outdoor Education Workshops, Picnic Facilities, Ranger-Conducted Classes, and the "Talking Tree" Trail. Open mid-March to mid- November, Tuesday through Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday (11am - 8pm during daylight savings time and 11am - 5pm during eastern standard time). We do not charge any fees for use or programs.

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Amenities

  • Admission Free
  • Free Parking
  • General contact: Ranger(s) - 919.542.1154
  • Group Tour Site
  • Handicap Parking
  • Hours of Operation: T - F, 9am - 5pm. Sat - Sun, 11am - 8pm (daylight savings), 11am - 5pm EST
  • Picnic Area
  • Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Self-Guided Tour
  • Alcohol Prohibited
  • Children's Activities
  • Public Restroom
  • Reservations Required for Groups
  • Open seasonally: mid-March through mid-November