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Jockey's Ridge State Park
Status of park facilities as of May 22   

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.

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

All events and programs remain CANCELLED until further notice.

Per Dare County Emergency Management's Bulletin #57 issued on May 6, 2020 at 5:15pm: masks are recommended but not required.

 Last updated on: Monday, May 25, 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
     

 

 

 

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
 


Notices and alerts
 

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.

 


Current weather
 

27959 Nags Head, NC

 


 

 

 

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 2:00pm
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 3:30pm