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The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Current status of park facilities   

All park facilities are open as of September 11. 

A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the park office.

Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines throughout the park, regardless of the behavior of others. Bring a mask or face covering even if you are planning to only be outside; they are required to be worn when you cannot stay 6 feet away from park staff or other visitors. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

 Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Mount Jefferson State Natural Area


Contact the park
 

336-246-9653

mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Park office

1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

GPS: 36.3936, -81.4680
 

Hours
 

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  • Year-round:
    8:00am to sunset
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed state holidays
     

 

 

 

Educational programs

Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Mount Jefferson State Natural Area. Check the Events calendar for more information.

To arrange a special exploration of Mount Jefferson State Natural Area for your group or class, contact the park office. Mount Jefferson has a rich natural and cultural history, and the area has played an important role in the community. By special request, park rangers and/or local historians can guide you through the natural and cultural history of Mount Jefferson.

Educational materials about Mount Jefferson State Natural Area have been developed for grades 5-7 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Mount Jefferson program introduces students to basic geologic processes, rocks and minerals of the area. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.