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NOTE: Not all events are on Saturday, April 21, some are the week of.  Be sure to double-check before you go. Enjoy!

300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Jockey's Ridge State Park is "burning to conserve!"  Stop by the pavilion and join a ranger to learn about the benefits of prescribed burning.  Check out a video slide show on laptop, documenting  our most recent burn.  It'll ignite a passion for the natural world.  

Date of Event:
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Yes, Jockey's Ridge State Park is one of our state's great wonders, but there are even more of these unique landscapes across the planet. Stop by and discover more!

Date of Event:
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Stop in and enjoy the shade.  Check out a few examples of tracks our critter's leave behind, while they try and beat the heat.  Afterwards, get out and explore the park, searching for signs of wildlife.  Remember to hydrate before arriving and carry water with you.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Ascend the ridge with a ranger!  Learn more about dune life and just how unique the park really is.  Take in the view, it'll be a lasting memory.

Date of Event:
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:15am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Ever wondered about all the marks in the sand left behind by critters in the park? Come find out more about some of the animals and learn how to ‘read the sand.’ This program will be outdoors and will involve walking around the maritime forest looking for animal tracks and signs. Please dress appropriately and bring plenty of water! This program is great for all ages.

Date of Event:
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Start Location:
Park Maintenance Area entrance
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Come “meet” some of the animals of Jockey's Ridge, learn what makes them special and discover how to best share this land that is home to us all.  Meet on the back deck of the Visitor Center for an introduction, tips, and your first critter clue.  After that you will be turned loose to discover more animal friends on your own.  Park staff will be on site for the duration to answer questions and

Date of Event:
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center back deck
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

This event has been canceled until further notice.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sun Aug 30 2020.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane
358 New River State Park Road, Laurel Springs

New River State Park, Wagoner Access on Saturday, July 25, August 1, and 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Presented by Wagoner Access Campground host, Tom Kellner. He is a long time, avid fly fisherman and Pisgah Trout Unlimited member who has done presentations in the past. Learn about fly casting techniques, basic equipment and more. Must call Wagoner Access Office 336-982-5817 and make a reservation.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sun Aug 09 2020.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
New River State Park Wagoner Access
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury

Stokes Future Farmers' Market is held every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from August through November in the visitor center parking lot. Locally grown fresh produce, foods, and handmade goods are for sale. All products are grown or made in our community. Grab something healthy for your hike or take home a one of a kind memento from your trip to Hanging Rock.

Date of Event:
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center parking lot
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Come “meet” some of the animals of Jockey's Ridge, learn what makes them special and discover how to best share this land that is home to us all.  Meet on the back deck of the Visitor Center for an introduction, tips, and your first critter clue.  After that you will be turned loose to discover more animal friends on your own.  Park staff will be on site for the duration to answer questions and

Date of Event:
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center back deck