Status of NC Parks below. Directions here.
The following campgrounds are open: Parkers Creek campground loops 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the group camping area; Poplar Point campground loops C, E and F; New Hope primitive areas A and B and Vista Point group camping area. Boat ramps inside camping facilities are open for campers only. Camping is restricted and the following rules are enforced: no day visitors permitted; two vehicles per site: all beach areas are closed; gates open at 8 a.m. and lock at 10 p.m.; there will be no 24-hour gate access and gate hours are strictly enforced. Shower houses are available, but comfort stations are closed.
New Hope Overlook boat ramp, New Hope Overlook hiking trail, Vista Point boat ramp, Vista Point hiking trail, and Seaforth boat ramp are open. Gates open at 8 a.m. and lock at 8 p.m.
Robeson Creek canoe access and boat ramp are also open.
The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.
The following facilities remain CLOSED during Modified PHASE 3.0: Ebenezer boat ramp and day-use area, Seaforth day-use area, Parkers Creek day-use area, and White Oak. These closures include all hiking trails except for New Hope Overlook and Vista Point. All beach areas, picnic areas, picnic shelters, and boat ramps** at these listed accesses are closed.
**except for boat ramps at campgrounds, New Hope Overlook, Robeson Creek, Vista Point, and Seaforth.
Complete re-opening PHASE 3: (tentative re-opening date October 23)
Full reopening of park facilities closed during earlier phases including Ebenezer boat ramp and day-use area; Seaforth day-use area; Parkers Creek day-use area and White Oak. All hiking trails, all picnic areas, all picnic shelters, all boat ramps, and all beach areas will be open.
Please note that Poe’s Ridge boat ramp, managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Farrington Point boat ramp, managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, are both currently open. Please check with those agencies for the most up-to-date information regarding those facilities.
Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 1, we are following the new guidelines under phase 3.
Imagine relaxing in a cove, listening to the sounds of water rippling. Then, you feel a firm tug on your fishing line. It’s going to be a big one! Picture the surface of the lake glistening, water spraying your face, the boat motor ahead roaring. Suddenly, your skis give way, splash landing! Hear the laughter of children, smell charcoal drifting through the air, feel a breeze blowing through the campground. With almost 14,000 acres of water, all this and more is yours to discover at Jordan Lake. Events at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.
Contact: Ranger Steve McMurray
Astronomy Viewing Sessions
Monthly sky watching sessions are free, open to the public, and weather permitting so always confirm first. The events are hosted by the staff from Morehead Planetarium (check News or call 919.962.1236) to confirm the day of the event.
Take an informal tour of the constellations with a MPSC educator; telescopic views of beautiful objects, including planets, nebulae, star clusters and, of course, the Moon when available, and discuss constellation myths and legends.