Jordan Lake State Recreation Area


Located in Chatham County 30 miles west of downtown Raleigh, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area includes seven access areas that provide plenty of camping, boating, and swimming opportunities. Campers have more than 1,000 campsites at five accesses to choose from, whether they use a tent, trailer, or RV, and whether they camp with family, friends, or a group. The beautiful lake is one of the largest summertime homes of the bald eagle, and an observation platform makes for easy spotting of our national bird.

Not every access has all the listed facilities. Please check the General Information page to view a table of the facilities at each access.

Status of NC Parks below. Directions here.

The visitor center is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.

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.

Contact: Ranger Steve McMurray

  • # of Camp Sites with Partial Hook-ups: 601 (water and electric)
  • # of Campsites Total: 1050
  • # of Group Campsites: 11
  • # of Primitive or Tent Sites: 24
  • Amperage of Electrical Hookup: 30
  • Boating
  • Several sites on Hwy 64 between Apex and Pittsboro East of Pittsboro on US 64, west of Raleigh.
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookup
  • Fire Ring
  • Firewood Available
  • Flush Toilets
  • General contact: [email protected]
  • Gravel Parking Pad
  • Group Camping
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Hiking Trail
  • Lake River Access
  • Marina
  • Maximum # of People per Camp Site: 6
  • Partial Hookup (water, electric)
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Table at site
  • Primitive Group Camping
  • Primitive Sites (tent)
  • Public Telephone
  • Pull-Thru Design
  • RV Sites
  • Season of Operation: April through November
  • Sewage Disposal
  • Shade Tree
  • Showers (Cold Water Only)
  • Showers (Hot water)
  • Swimming (Beach/Lake)
  • Volleyball
  • Water Hookup