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Soundside Access temporarily closed    

Effective January 22, 2019, the soundside access will be closed until further notice for completing a part of our sand moving project. We expect the closure to extend approximately 2 weeks. Please check back for updates.

 Last updated on: Thursday, January 17, 2019

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.

 

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 Road.

Date of Event:
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Soundside Road Access - W. Soundside Road

Come learn about snakes found in northeast NC for “Year of the Snake.” Paint your own salt dough snake to take home with you. Ages 3+. Pre-registration Required. (Limit 8 kids) Length: 45 Minutes

Date of Event:
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join us for a hike on the spring equinox. We'll get outdoors and talk seasonal change at Jockey's Ridge. Come prepared to hike 1.5 miles.

Date of Event:
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

A presentation in the auditorium at the park's visitor center on the history of Jockey's Ridge. The talk will include information on coastal sand dunes, natural communities of the coast, and recreational opportunities. 

Date of Event:
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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 Road.

Date of Event:
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Soundside Road Access - W. Soundside Road
Contact:

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

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

 

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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