This recreation area is part of B. Everett Jordan Lake. Crosswinds Campground offers 182 campsites for both recreational vehicles and tent camping; 134 sites have water and electric hookups. Each site includes a picnic table, grill, and lantern holder. Showers, restrooms, trash containers and a dump station are conveniently located.
This is a pretty nice campground, similar to other state parks in North Carolina. The sites are spacious, we stayed at a double site that allowed up to 4 cars. The site was level and stayed dry during the heavy rain, however we saw other sites that had big puddles, with tents in the water. The bathrooms were cleaned regularly, but they were not very nice. The shower didn't look good at all, we didn't use it.
A great things about the campground is that it has its own kayak/canoe ramp, just a few minutes drive from the site. We saw people fishing from the ramp as well. On our morning paddle we saw a couple of bald eagles, they were amazing. We stayed at the campsite after heavy rains, so the beach was closed. It must be nice when not flooded.
This is a state campground, so alcohol is not allowed.
Love the beach and waterside camping
Trails galore fishing biking swimming
There is a lot of workers staying here and they are right next door to us
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this is a terrific place, no septic on sites. No water in off season. Excellent hiking trail.
this campground is pretty great except for two things. there is no septic on your site, and they lock the gate after a certain hour. if you need something or arrive after hours you are out of luck.
It has electricity and water and primitive sites with boat ramps
We have camped at Crooswinds several times and we have enjoyed each time. The plane traffic is not too bad. So far we have camped each time in the B loop and every spot we've had has been a good one. You can hear the traffic on highway 64 more in the B loop than in C loop.
The campground, like other ones around Jordan Lake, is beautifully shaded amongst the Carolina pine trees. Most of the sites are close together and do not provide much privacy. However, the double sites provide ample room and more privacy than the single sites. If you are planning on swimming, be prepared to walk to the swimming beach. Access to the lake can be treacherous with steep and rocky banks near the campsites.
Right alongside the water of Jordan Lake, crosswinds has a great location! We had a larger group coming so we loved the double sites available. We were close to water and the bathrooms and a short drive away from the boat launch and meadow trails. We didn't see the sun this weekend, but there was still a lot to do!! Would recommend, especially for group trips.