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Wildlife Observation Platform


In a collaborative project, the New Hope Audubon Society, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission have constructed a Wildlife Observation Platform on Jordan Lake. The platform is at a site off Martha’s Chapel Road in Chatham County, NC (see map below), and includes trails and a great view to the north up Jordan Lake towards nesting areas of bald eagles, ospreys, and other bird species.

We of New Hope Audubon owe a big thank you to Garry Scronce and his crew. The platform is a solid and professional viewing structure that would have been difficult for us to pull off without their able leadership. And within NC Wildlife, we had active participation from Wildlife Diversity, Game Lands, Engineering, and Enforcement staff. For more information please call Jeff Marcus, Piedmont Wildlife Diversity Supervisor at 910-281-4388 (work) or 910-322-9019 (cell).

Directions


From Raleigh: Take US 64 west and just after crossing the Chatham County line turn right (north) onto 751. Go 3.7 miles and turn left (west) onto Martha's Chapel Road. Go ~2.2 miles and the entrance will be on the right, marked by a Watchable Wildlife sign.

From Pittsboro: Take US 64 east and after crossing Jordan Lake turn left (north) onto Farrington Road. Go 4 miles and turn right (east) onto Martha's Chapel Road. Go 0.6 miles and the entrance will be on the left.

From Chapel Hill/Durham/I-40: From I-40 exit 274 take 751 south ~8.4 miles and turn right (west) onto Martha's Chapel Road. Go ~2.2 miles and the entrance will be on the right.


View NHAS Wildlife Observation Platform in a larger map.

 




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wildlife platform sunset Sunset from the platform
(photo by Roy Sims)

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Last Updated: December 8, 2012