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 Post subject: Jordan Lake-Vista Point
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:51 pm 
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It's my understanding that Vista Point will close (for the season) the week of Sept 26th?? Is there another Launching Point at Jordan Lake? Does Poplar Point work? It looks like there's a beach to the left of the ramp?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:53 am 
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There's a whole bunch of other ramps, including a free one off of Farmington road before Massey chapel. And it has much better beach area. I typically launch from there as it is also the closest ramp to my house here in Durham. Takes me about 15 minutes to get there. I only go to vista for the social scene.

I take 751 to Massey chapel and then turn right at the t with Farrington. It's right there.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:46 am 
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I think you are referring to Farrington Boat Ramp off Farmington Road?
I'm looking for a spot south of 64 bridge. From Google maps it seems that Poplar Point may work? Any ideas down south? Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:18 am 
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John,

I was out at vista point this week. I think you were mistaken on the closure dates. There is an event next week (triathlon I think) that will close the point for that weekend but vista point doesn't close until November for the season.

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jord/main.php

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:08 am 
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Thanks Heelcat. You are correct. I actually emailed to be certain. It closes Nov 26th this year. Which is much better than Sept...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:56 pm 
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poplar point is a pain - concrete ramps with rocky shoreline wither side - stick to vista or even seaforth which has a small ramp off to one side with a muddy beach and is just across the lake from poplar

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