Jordan Lake | Cheap Swimming

I realize this isn't Lake Lure, but it sure makes me think of
Dirty Dancing
Spent the early afternoon at Jordan Lake (near Cary, NC), and it's AWESOME! At only six dollar a car load, it's a killer deal to go swimming and/or have a cookout.

Of course I could stop thinking about how just a few months back, Greensboro was defiant about state law and water run-off and sending pollutants in the Triangle's water supply, Jordan Lake. When I watch Greensboro politicians suggest business was more important than environment, I wanted to reach through the screen and strangle them. Business is never more important than nature.

That said, it's amazing fun. We swam and swam, and when it began to rain- we stayed swimming while everyone abandoned the beach. This of course makes no sense to me, as you're already in the water. It did prove to very fun to have an entire lake to ourselves for more than a half hour. About then a storm rolled through with tornadic winds, and lightning, and we finally retreated to the car, then dinner in Pittsboro before heading home.

There apparently is a phobia of lakes among modern suburbia dwellers compared to when I was younger. The place was packed when I was little, but today there was less than fifty people at Lake Jordan. The beach is spectacular, nice, sandy and clean. The sand descends out till the drop-off with very few plants and animals. The water is fairly clean with some level of natural algae, and floating plants. It's one of the cleanest lakes to swim in I've seen.

We swam at the Parker's Creek entrance, which we really liked though there are several beaches apparently.

Our timing at exiting Jordan Lake was smart. Conditions were quite intense on the way home, and when we pulled into our street, we came home to find the neighbor's tree down. It was a crazy, wild, and fun day. If you're looking for cheap, fun things to do, at $6 for a day of swimming, Lake Jordan cannot be beat.


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