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Apex, North Carolina

Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground

Apex, North Carolina


Apex, North Carolina
Phone: (919) 362-0586

Sites: 180
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.742227992759
Longitude: -79.001955986023
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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32 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

A great state park. Many sites have direct water frontage. All sites on loop C have power & water. Spots were well shaded and backed to dense woods (making it tough to find perfect trees to hang the hamocks!). The bath house is dated, but adequate. Hot water for the showers was spotty (some stalls seemed better than others). Also, the showers use a push-button activation. Each push gives you about 1.5 minutes of water. No way to adjust water temperature. Camp hosts and rangers were highly visible and made frequent dries through the campground. Normally, gates are locked from sun-down to sun-up, but they were left open 24-hours during the Memorial Day weekend. Two convenience stores with gas stations located about 1 mile away. A full grocery store and shopping center located about 10 miles away in Apex. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C-55
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a private boat ramp (for campers only). There's also a sand beach (also, campers only) on Loop B. An each 1.5 mile trail (each way) connects all 3 camping loops and the boat ramp.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here with a group of families most Easter weekends. This year we shared a double site with some close friends. When we arrived, we were greeted at the gate by a friendly staff member who signed us in and offered materials if we needed them. The roads into the campsite were well maintained and easily navigated. The site was clear of debris and clean. When we went to hook up our water, the spigot was turned off. We notified the staff and they had someone come out and turn it on for us. The fire pit was clean and we had two picnic tables on a large picnic pad. The back of our site went down a hill to a cove off the main lake, giving us a place to put in our kayaks. The restrooms were clean and the showers hot. The Campground host cleaned them several times throughout the day. The rangers patrolled the campground throughout the weekend and monitored campers. It was completed full on all three loops, yet it was relatively quiet. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning next year. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Enjoy the lake!

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects a double site that we selected. Nice wooded campground with spaces nicely separated. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B9
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed visiting the nearby Carolina Tiger Rescue facility.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here twice and enjoyed the park both times, once in summer and most recently this winter. The park has boating, hiking, fishing and lake swimming, and is an easy 30+ minute drive to many activities in the Chapel Hill and Raleigh areas. Closer in, Fearrington Village offers several great restaurants and upscale shopping. The sites are large and most offer nice privacy. There are also buddie sites for those travelling with other campers. The water (in spring thru fall) and electric hookups worked well and the site was nicely paved and included a large outdoor living area with picnic table, fire pit, and lantern hook. Our site backed very near to the shore and had beautiful views of the lake and sunset. In the summer most sites appear to be well shaded. Only electric is available in the winter months but water can be obtained at the dump or at the rest room locations. This is a great location to either kick back on a beautiful site and just relax or to see all the attractions that the nearby area has to offer. We will stay here again. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 23 loop c
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University in Raleigh have major college sports activities plus cultural events and many good restaurants. Raleigh also has major shopping and excellent museums. In Fearrington Village (about 15 minutes from the park) is the Granary restaurant which has wonder well prepared meals using fresh local food items and at reasonable prices.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Crosswinds on 4 separate trips between end of October and Early December. Sites are great with paved roads and gravel sites. All are improved with fire pit and table with a lantern pole. All sites in loops C and B have electric and water. All sites are back ins. Even at this time of year we needed to make reservations to stay. Water was turned off for the winter third week of November. CG will be open all winter. Sites are very large and very private and mostly wooded along the reservoir. Most sites are pretty level and can accommodate big rigs. Gate remains open 24/7. Campground very quiet even on weekends. Cannot control water temp in showers but seemed adequate. Showers are getting a bit dated and will need upgrade soon. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Easy access to the big city of Raleigh.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 4 nights in B50. Site was open when we arrived and was clear of trash. Site is gravel and it only required 1/2 inch to level. Power and water hook up were fine. Table and fire pit/ grill where clean as could be expected. Site is short walk to water, maybe 75 yards. It did not show any signs that other campers cut thru site to get to water. Good buffer on both sides to other sites. Site was long enough for 30 ft camper, truck and mini-van to park.

It is a short walk to the bath house. Bath house is typical parks style- could use an update, has push button shower that cuts off about the time you get soaped up, but water was hot enough.

The camp host is beside the bathhouse and appears to have been there awhile- as in a permanent site. Camper was under pinned and items build into place. Did not meet here but did see her walking large dog off lead...

Roads in and out were good, nothing strange. Dump site is large and set for vech. to pull to either side. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B050
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you go in mid to late Sept., check if the persimmon tree at the trash can across from bathhouse has fruit. We we able to pick up a few very sweet fruit.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground on our way to the coast of North Carolina. Our campsite was very private, but too far from the restrooms and showers. We were at the far end of loop B and the closest restrooms weren't that great. The restrooms and showers aren't adequate for a campground this size. On the weekend I had to stand in line. Otherwise it was a good stay. I would return if I could get a site closer to the restrooms. Some sites in loop B do flood in rainy weather. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Crosswinds Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Restaurants and shopping are available if you do some driving. Apex and Raleigh are close but not too close.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Cary, Durham and Raleigh. Jordan Recreation Area is very large - swimming, boating, fishing, hiking.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 117
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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