Jones Lake, North Carolina, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
N 34° 41.035 W 078° 35.832
17S E 720122 N 3840619
Quick Description: "Jones Lake is one of the shallowest of the Bladen County lakes. It has a depth of only 8.7 feet and a shoreline of approximately 2.2 miles. The lake is approximately 8,000 feet long and is an example of a large water-filled Carolina Bay."
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/19/2014 9:40:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMKZ5J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
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Long Description:
"It forms the core of Jones Lake State Park 4.5 miles north of Elizabethtown. The southeastern side of the bay contains a sand rim which supports a general recreation area and campsites. Visitors can explore the densely vegetated bay bog area of this Carolina Bay by walking along the nature trail along the lake's perimeter.

During the time of segregation in North Carolina, there were actually two park systems, one for the whites and one for the blacks. Jones Lake is a blackwater lake, with the water the color of tea from the leaching plant materials was for the black community. The lake still is frequently used for baptisms, church functions, and community gatherings. White Lake State Park, which is about 5 miles away, was for the white community. Its lake contains clear uncolored water because it is fed from springs on the lake bottom.

A result of the dual park system is that Jones Lake has remained undeveloped, and is really a treasure as it has two intact Carolina Bays, Salter Lake and Jones Lake. White Lake has a lot of development and building around the perimeter. "

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Lake Type: Other

Coordinates location: 34.682989, -78.595494 information area

Max. Length: 8,000 ft

Max. Depth: 8.7 ft

Parking / trail head: N 34° 40.979 W 078° 35.730

Website: [Web Link]

Max. Width: Not listed

Surface area: Not listed

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