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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Events
January 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue, Jan 1, 9am – 11am, 1pm – 3pm
First Day Hikes
Start the first day of the year with a ranger walking in the woods. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of snacks. If you’re a birder, don’t forget those binoculars! No need to register; just show up for the hike. The first hike with a ranger will be at New Hope Overlook. You will be hiking the Blue Loop Trail, which is 2.7 miles long. This is a challenging trail with several steep hills. Hikers will enjoy sweeping views of the lake, mature hardwood forests, groves of mountain laurel and much, much more. Meet at the trail head near the boat ramps. Location: Jordan Lake Recreation Area, New Hope Overlook, Blue Loop Trail.
The second hike will be at the Ebenezer Church Recreation Area at the Old Oak Trail. The Old Oak Trail is an easy one-mile loop trail that begins at the parking lot in the Ebenezer Picnic Area A. This trail can be cut to .5 mile by taking the shortcut loop, making this trail great for small children. Hikers will see large hollow oaks, two ponds, fence-rows and clues of the farms that used to fill the area. Meet at the trail head near Shelter 8 in Area A.
Sat, Apr, 10am – 3pm (Date TBA)
Family Fishing Fiesta
Ever wanted to learn how to fish or freshen up old skills? If so, this program is for you. Families will be introduced to fishing, aquatic education and water safety. Activities will include knot tying, casting, fishing, and cleaning fish, as well as information on fish management, aquatic stewardship, boating and water safety, and fishing regulations. Spanish-speaking families are encouraged to participate. All activities will be bilingual. There will be a limited supply of fishing poles to use and if you have one, bring it! The program is completely free and no reservations are required. You will learn other outdoor recreation opportunities that you can do while visiting Jordan Lake State Recreation area. Food trucks will be on hand or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy. Sponsoring agencies: NC Wildlife Resources Commission, NC State Parks, US Fish and Wildlife Service and many more! Event will be held rain or shine.
More information, Derek Parsons, 919.362.0586 ext. 213 or Cecilia King, 919.830.0202.