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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.

 

Enjoy the grandeur of the evening sky from atop the largest active dune on the Atlantic Coast.  The program covers dune formation and evolution as well as local legends.  Meet at the dunes, at the park utility vehicle.

Date of Event:
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Top of the Main Dune 30 minutes before sunset

A program to discover the tracks and signs of native wildlife species.  Participants make a plaster cast of their favorite track to take home.  Call ahead to register.

Date of Event:
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center for Ages: 7-13

Enjoy the grandeur of the evening sky from atop the largest active dune on the Atlantic Coast.  The program covers dune formation and evolution as well as local legends.  Meet at the dunes, at the park utility vehicle.

Date of Event:
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Top of the Main Dune

With the inlets always changing so do the barrier islands.  Bodie Island today extends to include the area of Jockey's Ridge.  Join us for a presentation on these changes and the history of Bodie Island.  Meets at the Jockey's Ridge State Park visitor center.

Date of Event:
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Park staff will put real and replica items on display that give insight to the animals that are native to Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Stop in to view and hear the life histories.  Staff will be available for one hour.

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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 - 7pm
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