Jordan Lake - New Hope Overlook II Trip
Put In - New Hope Overlook is accessed from US-64 or US-1. From US-64, take SR-1008 south from Wilsonville (midway between Pittsboro and Apex) and follow the signs. From US-1 take the Merry Oaks exit, drive through town to SR-1910; turn right and follow it to New Hope Overlook (watch for signs). Used the boat ramp at New Hope Overlook campground. Here is what the Jordan Lake website says about the campground: For those who prefer a more primitive campsite, New Hope Overlook offers 24 campsites nestled in the woods. These sites range from 100 yards to a half mile from the parking lot. Or, reach your campsite by water; canoe to the area from a nearby boat ramp. Each site has a picnic table, grill and lantern post. Mulch toilets and drinking water are provided nearby. From the boat ramp it is .9 mile to the A7 campsite.
Distance/Time - 8.1 miles/4 1/4 hours
Difficulty - Easy
Trip Directions - Did not camp this trip, just headed north towards the Ebenezer boat ramp and park.
Scenery - Nice fall day, with no motor boats as the lake is so low. Many types of birds, and at the park, hundreds of turkey vultures. When the clouds cleared the vultures all opened their wings to gather the warmth. Hike a very nice 1 mile trail that passes the old Ebenezer Church site.
Hazards - Low water.