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 Last updated on: Friday, March 8, 2019

Events and Programs

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 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 10:00 am for this program. Please bring bug spray, 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, 03/23/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

We’ve all heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers”.  Did you know that our April showers also bring our native frogs out of the woodwork and ready to sing? Meet at the park visitor center to learn about some of our native species and the beautiful songs they share with us. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/06/2019 - 2:00pm
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 10:00 am for this program. Please bring bug spray, 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, 04/13/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Jones Lake State Park will have an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 20th, 2019 beginning at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 19th, 2019. Call (910) 588-4550 or stop by the park’s visitor center located off N.C. 242 to register. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Friends of the Bay Lakes. The egg hunt will start at 11 a.m., so participants are encouraged to arrive early to check in. There also will be raffle drawings, games, food, and other special events lasting until 1 p.m.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

Jones Lake State Park

4117 Hwy 242 N
ElizabethtownNC 28337
Phone910-588-4550
jones.lake@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.682743
Longitude: -78.595420

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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.

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays

Visitor Center
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays