Shop Reservations Newsroom

GO TO PARK

Events and Programs

Sunset at Jones Lake State Park
Home >> Jones Lake State Park >> Events and Programs
Boat Rentals   

Canoe and Paddle Boat rentals will be available on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

 Last updated on: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Camper Information   

If you have a camping reservation and will be arriving after park hours please call the park, during park office hours, to obtain information on how to access the campground after park hours.

 Last updated on: Sunday, April 11, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Jones Lake State Park


Contact the park
 

910-588-4550

jones.lake@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

4117 N.C. 242 N.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

GPS: 34.6827, -78.5954
 

Hours
 

► 

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

► 

  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed state holidays
     

 

 

 

Scheduled events

Jones Lake 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 a park ranger for a discussion on Jones Lake's largest mammal......the black bear.  Learn about the biology and habits of the king of the forest.  Participants should meet at the Jones Lake State Park Visitor Center at 2:00pm.  This program is free to the public.  If you have any questions, please call the park office @ (910) 588-4550.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a park ranger for a hike through the bay forest at Jones Lake State Park and "discover" why this environment is unique.  Discussion on the hike will include the flora and fauna of the forest, and why Carolina Bays are important.  Participants should meet at the Visitor Center at 2pm for this program. Please bring water and hiking shoes.  This event is free of charge and is open to the general public.  Contact the park office at (910) 588-4550 with any questions.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/11/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Ever wonder what snakes’ species are at home in eastern North Carolina? Which ones are venomous? Join a park ranger at the Visitor Center in exploring the various snakes in this area and the other unique species found throughout our great state. Participants should meet at the Jones Lake State Park Visitor Center at 10am.  Call the park office @ (910) 588-4550 for more information. This event is free of charge and open to the general public.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/18/2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center