An Evening with Friends at Jordan Lake
As fall sets in I can think of no better way to spend an evening, than with good friends and a fire at Jordan Lake. We recently visited Parkers Creek recreation area calling claim to one of the very nice shelters close enough to the water that the kids were able to enjoy the last dip of the season. Others relished cooking hot dogs over the provided charcoal grills; nothing better than charcoal grilled dog! The built in fireplace was great for the after dinner s’mores we enjoyed while gathering around the warm fire; the kids really enjoyed the warmth of the fire after the sun set and their suits were still damp. You could feel the stress just melt away along with the chocolate and marshmallow goodies!
The shelters are very nice; many of them include drinking water, electricity, fireplaces, charcoal grills and nearby restrooms. Capacity of the shelters vary from 30 people up to 500 people as do the fees if you reserve them, but free on a first come first serve basis when not reserved. Within walking distance to the beach, they are a great place to host a party or family gathering.
Jordan Lake is a state operated recreation area with a 14,000 acre lake providing many opportunities for fun. They operate nine different recreation areas that include: Crosswinds Campground, Ebenezer Church, Parker's Creek, Poplar Point, Seaforth, Vista Point, Robeson Creek, New Hope Overlook, and White Oak Recreation Area. The activities include swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, camping, bird watching, picnicking, among other events.
Jordan Lake provides year round fun! I know I am looking forward to our next gathering!