Hunting & Fishing

Seven waterfowl sub-impoundments were constructed to replace the habitat and hunting opportunities that were lost when the reservoir flooded the Cape Fear River Basin.

Other wildlife enhancement efforts at Jordan Lake include forests and open fields managed to improve their benefits to wildlife. Hunting is permitted on designated North Carolina Game Lands in accordance with state and local laws.

Anglers will also find plenty of opportunities at Jordan Lake. Artificial structures that attract and concentrate fish are submerged near shore and marked buoys. Fish stocking efforts are conducted to supplement naturally occurring populations. Fishing is permitted throughout the reservoir with the exception of a restricted area near the dam. One lighted ADA accessible fishing pier is available for anglers near the intersection of US 64 and SR 1008 (1.2 miles north on SR 1008).

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission manages the game lands and enforces hunting and fishing regulations. For more information regarding licenses and regulations, please contact them at the following numbers:

Licenses 1-888-2huntfish
Regulations 919-707-0030
Hunter Safety Course 919-707-0031
Hunting Violations 1-800-662-7137