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Status of park facilities as of June 23   

The main park entrance and dune are open from 8:00am to 9:00pm. The Soundside access and swim beach are open from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Please be advised that the parking lot at our Soundside Access fills up very quickly. We recommend arriving as early as possible as the parking lot is the only designated area where you may park to enjoy our Soundside beach area. You may be ticketed or towed if you park along Soundside Road or in any other undesignated area. Please look for alternative access sites such as those located on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. 

Trails and restrooms at both park accesses are open, but the visitor center remains closed at this time.

We are offering limited programming, please call the Park for more details.

With 24-hour advance notice, we are offering dune rides to visitors with mobility restrictions on a limited basis, please call the Park for more details. 

When visiting, please follow the North Carolina State Parks Guidelines listed above. 

 Last updated on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Jockey's Ridge State Park


Contact the park
 

252-441-7132

jockeys.ridge@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Visitor center

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

GPS: 35.9642, -75.6330

 

Soundside access

330 W. Soundside Road
Nags Head, NC 27959

GPS: 35.9525, -75.6320
 

Hours
 

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  • 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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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    9:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

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Volunteer opportunities

There are no listed volunteer opportunities at this time. Please contact the park for more information.

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:30am