Monday, June 22, 2009

Jordon Lake, NC

On the way to Bro John's, we cross this arm of Jordan Lake southwest of Raleigh. The lake was named for B. Everett Jordon, a North Carolina senator from 1958 to 1973. The lake was created by the Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood control, water supply, water quality, recreation, and fish and wildlife conservation. The dam is on the Haw River and the lake extends 5 miles up the Haw and 18 miles up the New Hope River. Information on the recreation areas is available from the NC Division of Parks and Recreation. There areas for fishing, boating, camping and hiking. Below is a shot of one of the boat access ramps.