Camping in Apex
We are very fortunate to have some good group camping facilities in the nearby area. One that I want to metion is Jordan Lake Campground which is right down US HWY 64 in Apex. They actually have two nice group camping facilities. One is in the Parker’s Creek campground and the other is in Vista point campground. These are great sites for Cub Scout Packs that are looking for somewhere close to camp for the newbie scouts and parents. This gives the families an opportunity to experience scouting without leaving the immediate area.
Each campsite is equipped with picnic tables, fire rings and are close to the bath houses. These are full bath houses with showers and flush toilets (also good for new campers).
Nearby these campgrounds is the Lake, Jordan Lake that is. The scouts can bring their fishing poles and fish on the bank of the Lake during the event. Also, there are hiking trails located near the campsites.
The campsites are wooded and there are plenty of spots that are already packed down to setup tents. I do advise to try to stay out of the more natural wooded areas and not camp in areas that have vegetation. Additionally, the rangers do not want any vehicles parked on the grass. All vehicles should be parked in the parking lot provided. It can be a little tight if there are multiple groups present, so try to carpool where feasible.
The campsites hold about 30 persons. Reservations are requried and are necessary months in advance. Reservations can be made on-line or by calling 1-877-CAMP-NC. The cost is $48/day for the campsites.
Our pack visits this campground annually and always has a great time!