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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 Rd.

Date of Event:
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road

Maps of the area have been a valuable tool with both researchers and park managers. The quality and detail of these maps have varied over the years depending on the technology available. We will have maps from different time periods on display and talk about the methods involved in their creation.

Date of Event:
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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:
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road

Enjoy the grandeur of the evening sky from atop the largest active dune on the Atlantic Coast.  The program covers dune formation and evolution as well as local legends.  Meet at the dunes, at the park utility vehicle.

Date of Event:
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 7:30pm
Start Location:
Top of the Main Dune

2018 is the Year of the Fish in our North Carolina State Parks.  Join us for a craft project and a closer look at the remarkable adaptations of the fish species seen in the waters of the Outer Banks.

Date of Event:
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

Jockey's Ridge State Park

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags HeadNC 27959
252-441-7132
jockeys.ridge@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.964200
Longitude: -75.633000

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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