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Jones Lake State Park


Jones Lake State Park has long been a community destination for lazy picnics under the shade of tall pines and swimming in the lake’s shallow, warm waters. The park surrounds two of the many mysterious bay lakes found in eastern North Carolina, though access to the remote Salters Lake is by permit only. Canoes, kayaks and motorized craft of 10 horsepower or less are welcome, and canoes and paddleboats can be rented in summer months. A visitor center and exhibit hall introduce visitors to the ecology of the bay lakes, to be further experienced on a four-mile loop trail through bay thickets and pond cypress stands draped with Spanish moss. Family camping and group camping sites are quiet and serene.


Annette Hester

Friday, June 1, 2018
I had not been here in over 25 years. I was pleasantly surprised at how much it had changed in a great way! There was a nice lawn, many covered picnic areas with picnic tables and outdoor grills. There is a nice boat rental place and very nice walking areas. We took a picnic lunch, walked our dog on one of the trails and let him get in the water. They also have very modern and clean public bathrooms. We will definitely be back.

Jason Hubbard

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Nice place to have a good picnic, and a swim then there is the area to go to the bathroom and even a quick shower to rinse off the lake. It's a good place to bring your own amenities and relax. You can't rent anything after like 4:30 so if that's your plan be there before it's to late to rent things from the staff but the park closes at 9 during the months of June, July, and August. Hope this helps you prepare

Jan Benson

Sunday, June 17, 2018
We enjoyed our day at Jones Lake State Park. There are an abundance of picnic tables and shade trees. We rented a paddle boat for an hour for $5. They also have canoe rentals. The items at the concession stand are reasonably priced. There is an exhibit hall with information about the area and how the lake was formed. There is a small camp ground, fishing pier, walking trails and a canoe/kayak ramp. The staff and park rangers were all very friendly and helpful. My family and I will be returning soon. We are excited about the upcoming upgrade to the campground.

Ivy Taylor

Monday, July 23, 2018
Love Jones lake. Its not crowded and you can go cook out. They have nice grills . clean areas with picnic tables.

Jonas Vlogs

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Clean and a fun place to stay and play! Picnics, swimming,boating 5$ an hour! Please go here it's super awesome!

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