Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $15.00
Lovely location and employees were pleasant. Sites are far apart and separated by trees. (More crowded close to the beach). Our only minor complaint was that our fire pit hadn't been cleaned in some time. We will definately return here. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Tips for other Campers:
Close to Cary, Durham and Raleigh. Jordan Recreation Area is very large - swimming, boating, fishing, hiking.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $22.00
We stayed at Cross Winds for Easter Weekend with five other families. We enjoyed camping on the lake with a small beach within walking distance. The kids enjoyed the water, kayaking, and riding their bikes around the campground. The sites are spacious, with plenty of room and trees between them. The sites are gravel and have a large pad with light post, fire ring/grill, and picnic table. The sites were clear of debris when we arrived. Water and electric we easily accessible. Trash cans were located every few sites and emptied twice each day. The roads through all three loops were well paved and a boat launch is available near the campground. The bath house was close to our sites and well lit. They were cleaned daily, but got messy toward the evening with heavy use. The showers were warm, with a push button access. We enjoyed our stay at Cross Winds and will return. It was convenient, clean, and fun for the entire family. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
This was a tent camping trip with a group of 6 people. We got 2 site side by side. Lots were level and had water/ elec., no sewer. They had the normal park grills. Plenty of room for 2 tents and 2 hammocks. Bath house was clean but needed painting. Everything worked as it should. We had loud group down from us but Rrangers came by and calmed them down. We would go again. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Tent.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $35.00
We had a double site on the lake. It was level and easy to access. Water pressure was good. The bathrooms were clean, but the paint in the shower stalls was peeling. I will say that the campground recently opened up for the season, so I am sure the showers will get a fresh coat of paint. The only down side of this park is no sewer at the site. It's a beautiful park. Be aware that the gates close at 8:00 pm so access in and out is not possible, unless it's an emergency. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $26.00
Nice North Carolina State Park Campground, clearly designed for lake access and use. We enjoyed the clean sites and grounds. The beach was open and well maintained. Each site had a fire pit with grill, picnic table, and light post. The sites were level and easy to navigate. The restrooms needed some attention. The hot showers were lukewarm and needed some cleaning. They were push button and needed constant pressure for water. This caused us to mark down an otherwise nice campground. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Tent Trailer.
I wish I could give this park more than a seven but I can't. Crosswinds is a great state park campground and we'd recommend it. But I guess the state's budget woes are starting to show. That was our only complaint for the entire July 4th weekend. The beach at the lake has eroded badly and in many sites, the trees need a big haircut. To back our 40' toy hauler in, several limbs had to scrape down the sides and roof more than what makes me comfortable. It just needs to be tidied up some to get back to at least a nine. The park rangers were great and the crowd stayed pretty well-mannered. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Like many, I wish like their sister SC sites, the NC SRA campgrounds would provide come and go access after hours via a code. That said, if you can stand staying put at night then this is great place to visit. The lake is awesome, the sites are clean, private and spacious. Will stay here again. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $19.00
This campground offers sites that are both very large and well spaced. Located well away from the highway, campsites are very quiet. There are numerous double sites which permit two travel trailers or motorhomes to locate close together. Note that double rates are charged for these sites. The park appears to be quite popular with local families and reservations are recommended for weekend days from spring to fall. One policy of the park is somewhat annoying. At 8:00 each evening (slightly later during summer months), the entry gates are locked. There is no way to drive in or out of the campground. This is very inconvenient if one wants to go out to dinner or engage in other evening activities. Since the campsites are a considerable distance from the entry, you must park a car near the entry booth. Upon returning, you’ll need to walk several hundred yards from the gate to your car. Be sure to bring a flashlight because there’s no lighting! Note that no parking is available outside the gate, so some form of pickup and delivery to the campground is required if you decide to venture out after hours. The rate indicated reflects the senior discount available to all seniors, regardless of place of residence. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $25.00
The weather was beautiful and it was a great stay. Our site was level, water pressure good, even picked up 15 Raleigh TV stations with the antenna. Stayed in Section C, but Section B also looked nice. Couldn't get a site next to the lake, but it was a short walk down the road. Besides a frequent barking large dog somewhere, the campground was very good, one of our favorites. Don't mind the gates closing at 8:00 pm. The camp host was available in case of emergency. Campground is clean and most sites were easily accessible. The bath house is NOT heated so it can get a little cold in there for taking a shower. Tried fishing but succeeded in doing nothing but drowning worms. Water level was way up thanks to the 8+ inches of rain last week. Definitely will stay here again. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
All the sites in sections B & C were beautiful, large and had plenty of trees between sites for privacy. Our site C32 had a good view of the lake and you could access the lake from behind our campsite. I would have rated this campground as excellent except for one extremely annoying thing. The front gate is locked from 9:00 pm to 8:00 am. In other words, if you arrive back at the campground after 9 pm, you are out of luck and can't get in! There are steel gates and no way to get around them. If you park your vehicle outside the park entrance, you may find your vehicle towed. I have never been to a campground with a rule like this. It is ridiculous to have to return to your campsite by 9 pm and it is also rude to ask your visitors to leave before 9 pm so that they're not stuck inside the park. We had to pass on activities with nearby relatives just so we could make it back in time. The park was almost empty during the week: now I know why. We will not return. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $32.00
This was our second time here. This time we were in section "B". This section seemed a little noisier than section "C", i.e. road noise. The double site we had was huge and level. It was easy to back into. The bathrooms were clean, but sparse with no heat and the shower temperature is preset. We were able to pick up 8 local TV stations using our antenna, which was good enough to watch some football games. This CG is great for bike riding, hiking, fishing, and swimming (when warmer). The park is beautiful with trees, we could hardly see the next camp site. Gate closes at 8:00 pm. No sewer at the sites. This CG is closing in a couple weeks for Winter. Looking forward to Spring so we can make another trip! We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
We actually stayed here in July 2008. This is a beautiful campground and exactly what we look for. Very forested setting with sites that have privacy. We came in late at night and while we were unable to get a water front site, I still rate this campground as a 10. We originally planned on staying one day as a stop over, but couldn't bring ourselves to leave. We ended up staying 3 days and changing our plans. The lake is one of the nicer ones I've been to. While there were boats out on the lake, it was not too much to take away from the setting. The beach area was nice for the kids. The campground is not to far from Apex so you can take a drive in to re-supply, etc. We would love to come back and stay longer. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $28.00
Spent a long weekend on a double site on the lake front. The park was clean. The site was large and easy to back into as well as being level. Single sites are cheaper. Being that there is no sewer at the site, we used the bath house a few times. It was clean, but did not have heat. There was a walking path to the lake with a nice shore line, excellent for fishing; though the fish did not cooperate this trip. The CG has a boat ramp, too. The leaves were just beginning to change and the views are beautiful. We'll be back in the Spring. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
We stay here often. We are seniors and get a duplex site for $28. That way two rigs can use the sites. They are long and wide enough to accommodate two 5th wheels, with slideouts. You can beach your boat right on the shore next to the site. We would recommend this area for anyone who wants to spend a few days by the lake relaxing. Crosswinds has very easily accessible sites for RV's. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Fifth Wheel.