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Old 08-23-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Wake County
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They are there, and so are a lot of hunters. The majority of the land surrounding the lake that is not designated for camping and day use, is game land. That's one of the reasons they don't want people camping "wherever".
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Beware if you plan to go pick out your site when you first get there. We went there this weekend (we just bought a camper but were not planning to camp this weekend) and they said you cannot drive through the campground and pick out your site. The only way to do it is to go beforehand, pay the $6.00 entrance fee, drive around, pick out some sites, come back to the entrance and see if any of those sites are available, or simply pick one site-unseen from a map. I think this is a poor policy, as Poplar and Crosswinds are pretty big campsites with many loops. It takes forever to see all the loops! There are some very nice water sites, but after checking the online reservation system, most are reserved well in advance. We were even told at the entrance gate at Poplar that you cannot reserve in Loop E - it is strictly first-come-first-served but when we drove through there, we saw a number of "Reserved" signs for the dates of Labor Day weekend (most on the prime waterfront sites). No one can seem to tell me why that is......
Do you know which campsite is the best? All I really care about is a nice one with electric so I can plug my cell phone in case I see a snake a need a friend to come get me. I've been looking at Parker's creek, but I really dont know the difference with any of them.

Thanks so much for this info! I think we will go "scouting" next week!
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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I used to do a lot of Crappie fishing out at Jordan. My favorite spots were around standing dead trees fishing using cane poles and live minnows. Night fishing was also decent under bridges with the use of floating lights that beamed down into the water. The light attracted fish....a lot of eels too
Eels. Oh gawd.

My family has me convinced I can't catch a snake (I've seen "Funny Farm" way too many times!). I dont know what I would do if I caught an eel. Probably drop dead on the spot, lol. I'll have to remember to tell my family about the night fishing. Of course, they are on their own for that one!
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh-North Hills
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Eels. Oh gawd.

My family has me convinced I can't catch a snake (I've seen "Funny Farm" way too many times!). I dont know what I would do if I caught an eel. Probably drop dead on the spot, lol. I'll have to remember to tell my family about the night fishing. Of course, they are on their own for that one!
Can you imagine the reaction when you have a eel thrown in your boat
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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If you ever fish at Jordan there's a very good chance you'll catch an eel or two. However the lake has some great Hybrid Stiper fishing as well. Course the down side is you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a water skier or jet skier. I try and go in the dead of winter as the fishing is still good and you don't have to deal with the bugs, etc when camping.....
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Can you imagine the reaction when you have a eel thrown in your boat
I would probably faint! LOL

I went fishing for the first time two weeks ago and I was so freaked out about catching a snake, that when I finally did get a bite, I threw my pole at my friend and went and hid!!! I just knew a snake was going to come flying out of that water!
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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If you ever fish at Jordan there's a very good chance you'll catch an eel or two..
I think I might retire from fishing now, lol. Two weeks in, I'm OUT!

Thanks for the heads up! I think I'll stick to fishing at the state fair where the only scary thing is the plastic fish or the fair operator...
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:48 PM
 
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how legal is it to live on a boat anchored out on lake jordan?
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:27 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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how legal is it to live on a boat anchored out on lake jordan?
Not very.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Not very.
LOL! I love that the question started with "How legal is it...". Those usually all have the same answer.
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