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Jockey's Ridge State Park
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300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

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

 

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GPS: 35.9642, -75.633

 

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Scheduled events

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.

 

This year is the Year of the Snake in NC State Parks!  Join a ranger to learn interesting facts about our wonderful NC snakes using snake mounts.  Kids are welcome to stay at the end to color a spiral snake on a string.  30 minutes, plus snake decorating time. 

Date of Event:
Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger to hike through a section of the park and discuss the habitats, wildlife, and animals that will be observed.  Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and drinking water are recommended. 

Date of Event:
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center back deck

Presentation on the fish of the Outer Banks with a craft activity for children.

Date of Event:
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger to hike through a section of the park and learn about its history, habitats, and wildlife.  Come enjoy the wonders of Jockey's Ridge State Park and the Outer Banks! 

Date of Event:
Mon, 11/25/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center back deck

Join a ranger to hike through a section of the park and discuss the habitats, wildlife, and animals that will be observed.  Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and drinking water are recommended. 

Date of Event:
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center back deck