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 Posted on: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:32am
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.

 

Jones Lake State Park will have an Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 31, 2018 beginning at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 23, 2018. 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, 03/31/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger at 10 am for a guided paddle around Jones Lake. This program will be limited to 11 people.  You will need to call the park office at (910)588-4550 to reserve a seat. Canoe, paddle, lifejacket and water to float on will be provided.  It is recommended that you bring drinking water, bug spray and a change of clothes.  You must be able to swim and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please note that this program can be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger at 10 am for a guided paddle around Jones Lake. This program will be limited to 11 people.  You will need to call the park office at (910)588-4550 to reserve a seat. Canoe, paddle, lifejacket and water to float on will be provided.  It is recommended that you bring drinking water, bug spray and a change of clothes.  You must be able to swim and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please note that this program can be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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 10:00am.  Call the Park office at 910-588-4550 for more information. This event is free of charge and open to the general public.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am
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, 04/28/2018 - 10:00am
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

Park Hours:

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