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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 us to learn about the impact of coyotes in Dare County.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Jockey's Ridge State Park is a habitat for coastal plants adapted to endure through salt and sand.  Join a park ranger to observe and record observations to document our findings as citizen scientists.  Meet at the park's sound access located on Soundside Road.  

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road

Park staff will have replica items and taxidermy specimens on display that give insight to the animals that are native to Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Stop in to view and hear the life histories.  Staff will be available for one hour.

Date of Event:
Sun, 07/29/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

All the information needed to get started with fishing the Outer Banks. The presentation will cover different equipment and lures, knots, reading the surf, safety, and creel limits.

Date of Event:
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join Jockey's Ridge staff to celebrate the NC Parks "Year of the Fish" by learning how to tie some of the most popular fishing knots.  Visitors will practice with hands on activities to learn some of the strongest and most common knots for fishing in the Outer Banks.  Sign-up is not required.  Classes last about 1 hr.

Date of Event:
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:00am
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