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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.

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.

Stephen Little

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Great place to get away and experience the outdoors. The staff are very friendly and accommodating to the guests. We frequently here several times a year and we love it!!!

Ashley Peschieri

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
Great state park. Didn't camp but did the hike loop (5miles in total). The park is clean and has an inviting visitors center. Will have to come check it out over the summer.

Lisa autry

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Great place for the family. Kids can tun around and get tired. And they can get in the water even cook on the grill. Go enjoy

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