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Upcoming Events:

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
Policy on Drones in NC State Parks   

Currently it is illegal for drones to take off or land on any NC State Park properties.  Please contact park office for more information.

 Posted on: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 9:45am

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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The Lost Colony

Contact:

Jockey's Ridge State Park

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags HeadNC 27959
Phone252-441-7132
jockeys.ridge@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.964200
Longitude: -75.633000

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April: 8am - 8pm
September: 8am - 9pm
October: 8am - 8pm
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