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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.

 

Each year we choose a plant or animal to highlight.  2019 is the Year of the Snake and we'll have a presentation with a craft activity for children.  Registration required at 252-441-7132
Ages:  All    Program length:  45 minutes

Date of Event:
Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

Trail cameras have been used for an increasing number of research projects.  See the pictures that offer additional insight into the natural world of Jockey's Ridge.
Ages:  All     Program length:  45 minutes

Date of Event:
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

A talk on all things Jockey's Ridge.  We will briefly cover the 3 - 4,000 years of dune formation and evolution with a mix of other local history and what to see during your visit.
Ages:  All     Program length:  30 minutes

Date of Event:
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

Join us for a view that has been described as "unparalleled".  A park ranger will present information about the dunes and history of the state park as we watch the sunset over the Roanoke Sound.  Ages:  All     Program length:  30 minutes

Date of Event:
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Dunes

Hawks are seen on small trees stalking prey, ospreys nest on soundside platforms and vultures fly in the thermals.  All are raptors that we will discuss during this program at our visitor center.
Ages:  All     Program length:  30 minutes

Date of Event:
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

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

 

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GPS: 35.9642, -75.633

 

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

Closed Christmas Day

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    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
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    8:00am to 7:00pm
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    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
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    9:00am to 6:00pm