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Jockey's Ridge State Park is now open. Please exercise caution during your visit as park staff work on clearing storm debris.

 Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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.

 

All the information needed to get started with fishing the Outer Banks. The presentation will cover different equipment and lures, knots, reading the surf, safety, and creel limits.

Date of Event:
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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 Tuesday 5 times except Tue Sep 11 2018, Tue Oct 09 2018.
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:00am, Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:00am, Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:00am, Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:00am, Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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:
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Soundside Road Access - W. Soundside Road

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

Date of Event:
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Introduction to activities required to earn Dune Ranger patch and certificate.  An opportunity for young visitors in grades K-5 to learn about the park and nature to check off the 1st requirement.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

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

 

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