A 13,900-acre reservoir in Wake and Chatham counties, Jordan Lake offers boating, camping, fishing, swimming and a full-service commercial marina. It is the largest summertime home of the bald eagle in the eastern United States.

Nine recreation areas in various locations around the lake include Crosswinds Boat Ramp, Crosswinds Campground, Ebenezer Church, New Hope Overlook, Parkers Creek, Poplar Point, Robeson Creek, Seaforth and Vista Point.