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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.

 

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.  Meets on the visitor center back deck.

Date of Event:
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Park staff will present information on the coyotes that now live on the Outer Banks. These animals are still mysterious to some so we can discuss their behaviors to shed some light on our new residents. We will have some photographs of coyotes that were captured by wildlife cameras set up in different locations in the park along with some other artifacts for discussion. Meets in the visitor center auditorium.

Date of Event:
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger and paddle along the western border of Jockey's Ridge to see the park from a different perspective. **Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Age restriction: 9 and up only. An adult must accompany a child. Wear clothes that can get wet, water shoes, and bring driinking water. Sometimes the wind and weather do not cooperate and program may have to be cancelled for safety. Call the park office to pre-register. 

Date of Event:
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Sound side access parking lot

Join a ranger for a leisurely walk exploring the sound side nature trail and look for signs that our nocturnal animals leave behind or possibly spot one still foraging in the daylight. Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and drinking water are recommended. Meets in the sound side access parking lot off Soundside Road. 

Date of Event:
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Sound side access parking lot

Join a ranger and paddle along the western border of Jockey's Ridge to see the park from a different perspective. **Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Age restriction: 9 and up only. An adult must accompany a child. Wear clothes that can get wet, water shoes, and bring driinking water. Sometimes the wind and weather do not cooperate and program may have to be cancelled for safety. Call the park office to pre-register. 

Date of Event:
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Sound side access parking lot

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

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

 

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