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To the Moon and Beyond (Virtual)

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Contact the park
 

828-584-7728

lake.james@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Paddy's Creek access

7321 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761

GPS: 35.7503, -81.8920

 

Catawba River access
and park office

2785 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761

GPS: 35.7287, -81.9011

 

Mailing address

P.O Box 340
Nebo, NC 28761

 

Hidden Cove boat ramp

3381 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761

GPS: 35.7301, -81.8908

 

Canal Bridge boat ramp

9182 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761

GPS: 35.7394, -81.8863
 

Hours
 

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  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • open year-round
     
  • 24-hour access
     

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  • December to February:
    closed
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     

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  • May 1 to September 30:
    10:00am to 6:00pm

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Catawba River office

  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 4:30pm

 

Paddy's Creek office

  • Friday to Sunday:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     

 

 

 

To the Moon and Beyond (Virtual)

Come explore the final frontier at Lake James State Park and join the statewide Star Party. Astronomy activities for children will be led by Park Rangers while the waxing crescent of the Moon appears near Mars. Registration is required for this program and attendance is capped at 25 families. If due to COVID restrictions or poor weather the in-person event is canceled all families registered will be able to receive a star party mini kit filled with activities for their children to complete at their leisure. Due to the Governor's Executive Order social distancing is encouraged and face masks must be worn whenever social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained. To register please call the park office at (828)-584-7728 and leave your name and contact information. The contact information is required encase the event will not be held in person and the park will need a way to reach out to schedule a mini-kit pickup.

***Update 3/20/2021 ****

Due to unforseen circumstances and current state guidelines the To The Moon and Beyond program will now be held virtually. All families who have signed up will be contacted regarding a pick up time at the park for thier mini kits to take home and enjoy. There are still a few kits left for some atronomy interested families so please register sooner rather than later. Virtual sources will be listed here as they become available in the next coming weeks.

Virtual Resources:
 
Friday, April 16, at 8 p.m., as part of UNC Science Week’s Virtual Expo, is a virtual sky watching experience that will occur rain or shine:

                    https://ncsciencefestival.org/events/unc-science-week-virtual-expo

Tuesday April 13th & Thursday, April 15th will be Star Party Trivia with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center:
                    https://ncsciencefestival.org/events/engage-trivia

 

Date of Event: 
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 8:30am to 3:00pm