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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.

 

The ospreys make their return to the Outer Banks each spring. This is one of the areas most watched raptor species and with its long migration routes, it is seen in six continents. Join us for a short presentation and information on viewing ospreys on nearby platforms.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join park staff for a leisurely walk along Soundside Nature Trail to explore the coastal habitats of North Carolina.  Meet at the sound access parking area on West Soundside Road. Bring water and  snacks. Sections of the trail are open areas, bring hat and sunscreen. The hike is approximately one mile.

Date of Event:
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on West Soundside Road

A presentation at the park's visitor center on the history of the area before and following the designation as one of our state parks.

Date of Event:
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join park staff for a leisurely walk along Soundside Nature Trail to explore the coastal habitats of North Carolina.  Meet at the sound access parking area on West Soundside Road. Bring water and  snacks. Sections of the trail are open areas, bring hat and sunscreen. The hike is approximately one mile.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on West Soundside Road

A classic evening campfire program with information on the park's history and S'mores. Bring along a blanket or beach chair.

Date of Event:
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 6:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area
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, September: 8am - 8pm
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