Bald Eagle Watching
On your next visit to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, see if you can spot our national symbol, the bald eagle, soaring over the waters of Jordan Lake. As Jordan Lake supports the largest concentration of bald eagles in the eastern United States, these majestic birds can often be spotted soaring over the lake in search of fish and other prey.
Jordan Lake has some of the best camping in the nation. It untouched by development and the NC Dept. of Parks and Recreation has created a campers oasis. Jordan Lake boasts nine recreation areas on the lake - Crosswinds Campground, Ebenezer Church, Parker's Creek, Poplar Point, Seaforth, Vista Point, Robeson Creek, New Hope Overlook, and White Oak Recreation Area. Most recreational areas have camp grounds with firepits, bathrooms, showers, beach areas, play ground, hiking trails, picknick tables, and volleyball courts. There is even areas where you can pull your boat up to your campsite and pick up a few passengers.
Don't forget the marshmellows!
Fishing on Jordan
Fishing is a popular sport on the lake. Jordan Lake has become one of North Carolina's premiere fisheries. There are seven main species of game fish including largemouth bass, crappie, striper, hybrids, bream, catfish, and white perch. Underwater stumps, logs and rocks help create a very good environment. Also, there is an active fish attractor (structure) program going on. Jordan Lake offers fishing opportunities for the novice to seasoned angler. A state fishing license is required, and rules of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission must be obeyed.