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Jockey's Ridge State Park

Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Soundside Access Temporarily closed    

The Soundside Beach Access will be closed Thursday and Friday, March 21st and 22nd as part of the sand project in that area of the park. There will be additional work truck traffic on Soundside Road on these 2 days.  Anyone who has questions, please contact the park at 252-441-7132. Thank you to everyone for their patience.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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. Hang gliding lessons are available through a vendor in the park. Experienced hang gliders must have a current USHPA membership and get a flying permit at the visitor center. 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.


⇒  RESERVATIONS

Find and book a picnic shelter online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762


⇒  ALERT: GPS ISSUE

Some online maps and GPS systems do not provide accurate directions to the park.

To get directions, please enter the park's address, 300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959, or the GPS coordinates.

Using "Jockey's Ridge" to search for directions may take you to private property.

 

⇒  NOW HIRING

We are currently accepting applications for seasonal assistant park rangers.

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NAGS HEAD WEATHER


Contact:

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

252-441-7132
jockeys.ridge@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.9642, -75.633

 

PARK HOURS:
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

Closed Christmas Day

 

SOUNDSIDE ACCESS:
  • October to March:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • April to September:
    8:00am to 7:00pm

 

VISITOR CENTER:
  • November to February:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    9:00am to 6:00pm