Jones Lake State Park, Elizabethtown

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Jones Lake State Park is a North Carolina state park in Bladen County, North Carolina in the United States near Elizabethtown. It covers 2,208-acre (8.94 km2), including the Carolina bay lakes of Jones Lake and Salters Lake. Jones Lake State Park is north of Elizabethtown on North Carolina Highway 242 in North Carolina's Coastal Plain region. The park offers year-round recreation, including fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking and environmental and historical education programs.

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  • This is the type of campground we really like. There are only 6 full hookup sites. We had site 8 and it was huge. Very level. About a mile from Elizabethtown so easy to get supplies, etc. We...  more »
  • We took our dog for a hike at Jones Lake State Park. The park protects two Carolina bay lakes, Jones Lake and Salters Lake. These mysterious oval lakes are found throughout the coastal plain...  more »
  • Super fun place for kayaking, canoeing, or any non-motorized watercraft. The facilities are really clean and the staff are very professional and friendly. The cost is minimal and there is ample parking and plenty of shelters and shade. The grills are clean and the volleyball court is well maintained. The water is pretty shallow in the "swim area" but enjoyable non the less. Yes, the water is brown, but it is clean and surprisingly doesn't spell bad like some of the smaller lakes, not that this is a tiny lake, it'll still take a solid 30 minutes to cross on a canoe or kayak at a leisurely pace. Oh and they have peddle boats and canoes for rent too. All in all a great place to enjoy the outdoors and play in the water.
  • Awesome state park and lake. Clean well managed. Plenty of space. We were there on a Saturday afternoon! Very few people in the lake swimming and hardly nobody at the grills or picnic areas.

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