B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake


Please note:
Jan 8, 2021 update: for the next two weeks, engineers will be working on making repairs to the dam. In this time, the dam will be closed to pedestrians. Thanks for your patience.

B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake is one of the Research Triangle Region’s largest open green spaces. The Jordan Lake Project conserves 46,768 acres in the midst of an expanding urban area. Of this total, 13,900 acres have been flooded to form the lake and 32,868 acres are being managed for recreation and wildlife management.

Jordan Lake has become a major attraction for recreation seekers and a number of facilities have been developed to meet their needs. These include campsites, picnic areas, beaches, boat launching ramps, a marina, and nature trails.

Recreation facilities are provided by the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Our Visitor Assistance Center has much to offer, including a classroom/meeting space and interpretive displays in our lobby.


Facilities Update:
Phase Three: Re-opening of park facilities closed during earlier phases to include – Park Office/Visitor Center, Ebenezer Boat Ramp, Ebenezer Day Use Area, Seaforth Boat Ramp, Seaforth Day Use Area, New Hope, Parker’s Creek Day Use Area, Vista Point and White Oak. All hiking trails, all picnic areas, all picnic shelters, all boat ramps, all beach areas, group campsites, primitive campsites, Poplar Point campground Loop E, Parker’s Creek campground Loops 3 and 4 are scheduled to re-open.
Please bear in mind that Jordan Lake is managed by several different agencies. Poe’s Ridge Boat Ramp, the dam, and recreation areas around it are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Farrington Point Boat Ramp and the gamelands are managed by the NC Wildlife Resource Commission. The State Educational Forest is managed by the NC Forest Service.
We remind you that while things are beginning to re-open, we aren’t in the clear from coronavirus yet and we urge you to continue practicing social distancing.
Follow social media for updates. Virtual classes available; please email with questions.