B. Everett Jordan Dam And Lake

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B. Everett Jordan Dam And Lake

North Carolina

(919) 542-4501

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Overview

B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake is located near the geographical center of North Carolina making it one of the Triangle'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. Seven waterfowl impoundments were constructed to replace the habitat and hunting opportunities that were lost when the reservoir flooded the Cape Fear River basin. Other wildlife enhancement efforts at Jordan Lake include forests and open fields managed to improve their benefits to wildlife. Hunting is permitted on designated North Carolina Game Lands in accordance with state and local laws. Anglers will also find plenty of opportunities at Jordan Lake. Artificial structures that attract and concentrate fish are submerged near shore and marked with buoys. Fish stocking efforts are conducted to supplement naturally occurring populations.

Map of B. Everett Jordan Dam & Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 35.654228, -79.067316

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boat launching ramps and a marina allow visitors to take advantage of the Lake. Non-motorized and motored boats are allowed.

  • Bird Watching

    Jordan Lake continues to be known as an important birding area in the state. One particular species of interest at Jordan Lake is the bald eagle. Due to the lake's shallow depth and mature pine stands, Jordan Lake is great habitat for bald eagles. Currently, there are five bald eagle located at Jordan.

  • Camping

    Campground allow visitors to experience the area overnight.

  • Fishing

    Anglers will also find plenty of opportunities at Jordan Lake. Artificial structures that attract and concentrate fish are submerged near shore and marked with buoys. Fish stocking efforts are conducted to supplement naturally occurring populations.

  • Hiking

    There are several locations to go hiking around Jordan Lake. During hunting season, with the exception of areas managed by the NC Division of Parks and Recreation and the Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, hunters may be encountered. While in the woods, it is recommended that you were a blaze orange vest everyday but Sunday when hunting is not allowed.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted on designated North Carolina Game Lands in accordance with state and local laws.

  • Picnicking

    The designated picnic areas around the lake make great spot to enjoy lunch!

  • RVing

    RV sites are available at some campgrounds.

  • Water Sports

    Beaches, boat launching ramps and a marina allow visitors to take advantage of the Lake.

  • Winter Sports

    Snowshoeing and snowplay are two popular winter sports.

Directions

Driving

From Raleigh, 30 miles south on US 1. From Sanford, 15 miles north on US 1.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(919) 542-4501

Permits

(919) 707-0391

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