Jones Lake State Park

Elizabethtown, North Carolina

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Have you ever heard of bay lakes? These natural wonders stretch from Florida to New Jersey but are most prominent in the Carolinas. They are usually oval shaped, pointed on a northwest-to-southeast axis, and no deeper than 10 feet. Theories about the origins of these lakes range from meteors crashing into Earth to gigantic prehistoric whales carving holes in ancient shallow seas with their tails. Bay refers to the preponderance of sweet bay and red bay trees growing around them. A bay lake called Jones Lake is the centerpiece of this quiet state park with a good campground that is simply not used as much as it deserves.
The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

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The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Have you ever heard of bay lakes? These natural wonders stretch from Florida to New Jersey but are most prominent in the Carolinas. They are usually oval shaped, pointed on a northwest-to-southeast axis, and no deeper than 10 feet.

Theories about the origins of these lakes range from meteors crashing into Earth to gigantic prehistoric whales carving holes in ancient shallow seas with their tails. Bay refers to the preponderance of sweet bay and red bay trees growing around them. A bay lake called Jones Lake is the centerpiece of this quiet state park with a good campground that is simply not used as much as it deserves.

© 2010 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Elizabethtown
Season: March-November
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Jones Lake State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Jones Lake State Park

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