Join a park ranger and learn about the geological mysteries of the Carolina Bays. Formation theories and the natural communities associated with Carolina Bays will be discussed. Participants should meet at the Jones Lake State Park Visitor Center at 2pm. Call the Park office at 910-588-4550 for more information. This event is free of charge and open to the general public.
Events and Programs
4117 N.C. 242 N.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
GPS: 34.682743, -78.595420
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March - May and September and October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm.
Closed Christmas Day
Park gate is closed and locked at park closing time.
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays
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.
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.
Start the year off in the outdoors! Join a park ranger for a one mile hike on our Cedar Loop Trail! Discussion on the hike will include the history of Jones Lake State Park and the flora and fauna found in the Park. Participants should meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00 am 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.