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Road is open to first overlook    

The park road is open to vehicles up to the 1st overlook. Due to slick ice on road surfaces the road is closed to vehicles beyond the first overlook.  The park is open to hikers and parking is available. Please use extreme caution regarding high winds that may cause branches to fall without warning.    

 Last updated on: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Restroom Closure   

11/29/2018 - The restrooms at the Summit Picnic Area are closed for the winter season.  The ADA restroom at the park office remains open.

 Last updated on: Thursday, December 6, 2018



The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.


The picnic area is located in a beautiful wooded location near the summit of Mount Jefferson. Facilities include 19 tables and eight grills. There is a picnic shelter which may be reserved.


Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd
West JeffersonNC 28694
Latitude: 36.393564
Longitude: -81.468012

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8am - sunset
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays