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What's in a Name?

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Upcoming Events:

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:00am

What's in a Name?

Do you wonder how Jockey's Ridge State Park got its name?  How about Bodie Island, Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills?  Learn the legends and facts about how local landmarks and towns got their names.  

Date of Event: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Visitor Center

Jockey's Ridge State Park

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags HeadNC 27959
Latitude: 35.964200
Longitude: -75.633000

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April: 8am - 8pm
September: 8am - 9pm
October: 8am - 8pm
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