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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

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Rising abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, Mount Jefferson is often first viewed at a distance from the Blue Ridge Parkway and is a national natural landmark with a rich history. Five hiking trails allow exploration of rare geology and plant communities in Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, including a child-friendly TRACK trail and a strenuous scramble along the mountain’s ridgeline. Overlooks offer vistas into neighboring states. Picnic grounds with shelter combine scenic views with cool summer temperatures and breezes.

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Poetry on the Mountain

The 11th annual Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Poetry Contest was a success!  There were over 300 poems submitted by students from kindergarten through sixth grades.  This contest brings nature, science and art together in amazing poetry created by students.  A special thank you is in order for North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephonson for his time judging the top finalists' poems.  Friends of High Country State Parks supports the contest by donating prizes for winners such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, telescopes and flashlights.

Contact:

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd
West JeffersonNC 28694
Phone336-246-9653
mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.393564
Longitude: -81.468012

Park Hours:

8am - sunset
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays