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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 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 Road.

Date of Event:
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Soundside Road Access - W. Soundside Road

Come learn about snakes found in northeast NC for “Year of the Snake.” Paint your own salt dough snake to take home with you. Ages 3+. Pre-registration Required. (Limit 8 kids) Length: 45 Minutes

Date of Event:
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 2:00pm
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. Call to register.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Soundside Road Access - W. Soundside Road

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. Call to register.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Soundside Road Access - W. Soundside Road

Join Park Staff for a short walk to discuss reptiles and their habitat.  We'll talk about any species we observe.
Ages:  All     Program length:  45 minutes
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

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

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.9642, -75.633

 

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