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Jordan Lake North Carolina State Park

One word for this campground: beautiful
Seriously this place is nothing but beauty everywhere you go. The first day we arrived we were greeted with a pretty solid downpour that flooded our campground. Another advantage of being in an RV is that even if there is standing water you are still dry and with a 20 foot wide awning you can sit under a strong storm comfortably.

First Campground with Dazey

Davey Rolling with Grass Campground Jordan Lake NC Fall 2014
iPhone 4s ISO 64, 4.28mm, f/2.4, 1/120th sec

After picking up our newest family member, Dazey, in Asheboro we went straight to this campground. Nothing like trial by fire right? The good news is that she felt at home in the trailer right away and enjoyed running around camp on her leash. She is a camping dog at heart and is ready to rock and roll.

Short drive to Raleigh

Kate and Dazey Grass of Rolling with Grass at Trophy Brewing Co in Raleigh NC Fall 2014
Canon 60d 50mm f1.8 – ISO 100, f/8, 1/60th sec

The lake is just 20 miles from Raleigh, NC where we drove in for a cheeseless pizza at Trophy Brewing Co.

Hanging out with family

While there was some cell phone connection at the lake it wasn’t strong which meant we couldn’t watch any video. Perfect for hanging out with family and catching up on stories or taking photos by the lake.

Rolling with Grass family at Jordan Lake NC Fall 2014
Canon 60d 50mm – ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/60th sec

Homey at Apex

If you need any hardware supplies there is a Home Depot about 9 miles down the road:

Jordan Lake Campground Info

Rolling with Grass Campsight 2014 at Jordan Lake NC
Canon 60d 50mm f1.8 – ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/60th sec

We stayed Monday till Thursday and the park was pretty much empty. By Thursday it started filling up though and the weekends are pretty packed when the temperatures are warm here. If you can avoid the weekends.
$25 per night
Register at the main ranger station.
Tons of sites, many with electric and water hookups.
Dump station at the entrance of the campground. Multiple drains with rinse water.
(919) 362-0586
[email protected]
280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27523
GPS: 35.7369, -79.0169
Website –

Sunrise and sunset

And here they are, your moments of zen…

Rolling With Grass at Jordan Lake Sunrise Mist Water Trees Small Shot
Canon 60d 50mm f1.8 – ISO 125, f/8.0, 1/30th sec

Our campsite was all of 30 feet from the lake’s edge. So I was able to stroll easily down and get some nice photos of the sunrise and sunset on the water.

Rolling with Grass Sunrise Mist Shore Jordan Lake NC Fall 2014
Canon 60d 50mm f1.8 – ISO 320, f/7.1, 1/60th sec
Rolling with Grass Birds Water sunset Jordan Lake NC Fall 2014
Canon 60d 50mm – ISO 6400, f/4.0, 1/50th sec
Sunset Water Trees Jordan Lake NC Fall 2014
Canon 60d 50mm f1.8 – ISO 100, f/10, 25 sec

By Roger

Roger lives fulltime in a 2008 Jayco Travel Trailer with his wife Kate and their dog's Dazey and Enzo. He works fulltime but is open to early retirement anytime.

4 replies on “Jordan Lake North Carolina State Park”

Love Jordan Lake! Now when you head west take I40 to 64 up to Lenoir and then 321 north heading to Boone. Stop in Globe at Starlite Trailer Lodge. Now that is a slice of heaven. Let us know when you want to go and we will pave the way. Or just drive thru and say hi to our best friends, Perry and Clay. Miss you guys and love seeing the pics!

Hey Rog don’t think I won’t! Not with Twiggy but we would love to go back! When your route is going to take you to Western North Carolina let us know. Most beautiful place we have ever lived.

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