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Jockey's Ridge State Park
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300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

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

 

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GPS: 35.9642, -75.633

 

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Scheduled events

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.

 

Ascend the ridge with a ranger!  Learn more about dune life and just how unique the park really is.  Take in the view, it'll be a lasting memory.

Date of Event:
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center back deck

Join a ranger to hike through a section of the park and learn about its history, habitats, and wildlife.  Come enjoy the wonders of Jockey's Ridge State Park and the Outer Banks! 

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center back deck

Join a ranger for a leisurely 1 mile walk along the sound nature trail and experience all 3 habitats of Jockey’s Ridge. The hike is easy to moderate because the trail is sandy. Wear comfortable shoes. Hike usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

Date of Event:
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Soundside access

Let your SENSES run wild!  Join a ranger for a leisurely 1 mile loop hike along the Soundside Nature Trail.  Get out, explore, and learn more about the park's natural world.  

Date of Event:
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Soundside access

Join a ranger for a discussion on all things Jockey's Ridge: the habitats, the history, the animals, and some other interesting aspects of the park. 

Date of Event:
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center auditorium