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Events and Programs

Jockey's Ridge State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Come learn about fish on the Outer Banks and complete a hands-on activity involving paint, fish replicas, and paper. Please call the pak to register, program will be open to a limited number.

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join us on Earth Day for the sixth annual Earth Fair OBX at Dowdy Park in Nags Head. This event will include environmental educators that work all across the Outer Banks. All will last from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on April 22nd.

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Dowdy Park

Join a park ranger to learn the basics of kayaking and enjoy learning some park natural and cultural history while paddling in the Roanoke Sound.  We will be using sit-on-top tandem kayaks or you can bring your own.  Pre-registration is required.  Please leave contact phone number in case of cancellation due to bad weather.  Limit of 12 people.  Be prepared to get wet.  Please wear closed toed shoes and all participants will be required to wear PFD.  Water, sunscreen and a hat are recommended.  Minimum age is 6 years old and all 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.   Approximate length is 1 hour.    

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times.
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Soundside Road Access - W. Soundside Road

Join park staff for a leisurely walk along our Soundside Nature Trail  and discuss the interesting habitats of barrier islands.  Meet at the sound access parking area on W. Soundside Rd.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road

Join a park ranger to learn the basics of kayaking and enjoy learning some park natural and cultural history while paddling in the Roanoke Sound.  We will be using sit-on-top tandem kayaks or you can bring your own.  Pre-registration is required.  Please leave contact phone number in case of cancellation due to bad weather.  Limit of 12 people.  Be prepared to get wet.  Please wear closed toed shoes and all participants will be required to wear PFD.  Water, sunscreen and a hat are recommended.  Minimum age is 6 years old and all 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.   Approximate length is 1 hour.    

Date of Event:
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Soundside Road Access - W. Soundside Road
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