Jordan Lake is a 13,940 acre lake that is located about 30 miles West of Raleigh, North Carolina. B. Everett Jordan Lake was created by the United States Army Corps of Engineers when the Haw and New Hope River were dammed. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area surrounds the lake and is the main source of recreation at the lake. In addition to providing recreational opportunities the lake is also a main water source for the area.
Jordan Lake Recreational Activities
Recreational activities at the lake include, camping, boating, fishing, picnicking, bird watching, swimming, sailing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, water skiing, and hiking.
The Jordan Lake State Recreation Area features hundreds of campsites. Campsites range from full-electrical RV sites to more primitive hike-in tent sites. Accessible and group campsites are available. Picnic Shelters are available for rent at some of the campgrounds and recreational access areas. Most developed campground locations amenities include water and electrical hookups, restrooms, showers, swimming beaches, picnic tables, fresh water, and dump stations.
For boaters there are many boat launch ramps located throughout the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. There are public access boat ramps located at Ebenezer Church, Farrington Point, Poes Ridge, Robeson Creek, Seaforth, and White Oak recreation areas. The boat ramps located at Ebenezer Church and Robeson Creek recreation areas are open 24 hours. Most campgrounds have boat ramps available but these ramps are reserved for campers. Crosswinds Boating Center is the one marina located at Jordan Lake.
Fishing at Jordan Lake is one of the lake visitors favorite activities. All fisherman are required to have a valid North Carolina fishing license. Fish species that are available within the lake include, striped bass, large mouth bass, white perch, hybrids, sunfish, catfish, bluegill and crappie. There is a 16" size limit on bass. Fishing opportunities are available either from boat or at various bank fishing spots.