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Jockey's Ridge State Park

The big dune at Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Pardon Our Dust...   

For the next few weeks, it's unlikely but possible that visitors could notice some work taking place in the northwest corner of the park. The reason for this work is that the local power company is making improvements to provide more stable service to Outer Banks residents. These improvements require temporary access to the park, and will leave no trace of their existence once the work is completed. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 Posted on: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:57am

Jockey's Ridge State Park

The tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast is a premier location for kites, sightseeing and sunsets, with a view arcing from the ocean to Roanoke Sound. A visitor center with museum and 360-foot boardwalk with exhibits explain the dune’s ecology and are a gradual entry to the massive dune field. Sandboarding is welcome with permit and hang-gliding is available through a vendor. Shoes and sun protection are recommended. By calling ahead 24-hours in advance, it’s possible for mobility-impaired visitors to schedule a ride in our all-terrain-vehicle to the top of the dunes. The soundside access of the park is a different experience offering sunbathing, wading, paddling and a one-mile nature trail that opens onto wetlands, grassy dunes and maritime thickets.

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Jockey's Ridge State Park

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags HeadNC 27959
Latitude: 35.964200
Longitude: -75.633000

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, September: 8am - 8pm
October: 8am - 7pm
May - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Sound Side Access Gate
October-March: 8am - 5pm
April-September: 8am - 7pm

Park Visitor Center
November - February: 9am - 5pm
March - October: 9am - 6pm