- This 13,900-acre lake is located within a 45 minute drive south of Raleigh-Durham. In addition to the dam being one of the state's most important water resources, the lake offers recreational opportunities throughout the year. The state operates 6 recreation area located on both sides of the lake providing amenities such as camping, swim beaches, bathhouses, boat launches, hiking trails, picnicking, shoreline and dock fishing. The area is very popular with fishermen, water-skiers, canoeists, sailors and jet skiers.
Recreation - Many of the usual state park facilities are available within the state-operated recreation areas around B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake. Fishing opportunities include catching bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. Group camping is available at Vista Point and Parkers Creek Recreation Areas. Family camping is offered at Poplar Point and Crosswinds while primitive sites are available at New Hope Recreation Area. Sailors particularly like the lower western edge of the lake at Vista Point which frequently has wonderful winds. There is even a phone number to call and check on the wind speed, 919-387-5969.
Climate - North Carolina has a temperate climate with mild winters and long fall and spring months. Summers can be hot and humid, especially in the piedmont and coastal plain region, which don't get relief from coastal breezes or higher elevations. The mountains tend to be substantially cooler and receive some winter snow.
In the Piedmont Region, winter daytime temperatures normally range from the upper 30's to the upper 40s. Summer daytime temperatures can range from the high 70's to the low 90's. The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 44-52 inches (112-132 centimeters).
B. Everett Jordan Dam is located south of the Raleight-Durham area east of SR 55, north of US 64 and west of US 15 / 501.