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300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

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

 

Map of North Carolina

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
     
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • November to February:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    9:00am to 6:00pm
     

Jockey's Ridge State Park

The tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast is a premier location for kites, sightseeing and sunsets, with a view arcing from the ocean to Roanoke Sound. A visitor center with museum and 360-foot boardwalk with exhibits explain the dune’s ecology and are a gradual entry to the massive dune field. Hang gliding lessons are available through a vendor in the park. Experienced hang gliders must have a current USHPA membership and get a flying permit at the visitor center. Shoes and sun protection are recommended. By calling ahead 24-hours in advance, it’s possible for mobility-impaired visitors to schedule a ride in our all-terrain-vehicle to the top of the dunes. The soundside access of the park is a different experience offering sunbathing, wading, paddling and a one-mile nature trail that opens onto wetlands, grassy dunes and maritime thickets.


⇒  RESERVATIONS

Find and book a picnic shelter online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762


⇒  ALERT: GPS ISSUE

Some online maps and GPS systems do not provide accurate directions to the park.

To get directions, please enter the park's address, 300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959, or the GPS coordinates.

Using "Jockey's Ridge" to search for directions may take you to private property.


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Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:00am
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 2:00pm