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The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Fishing closed   

The temporary fishing access, Naked Creek Restoration Site, of Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area will be closed beginning June 27, 2021.  Please contact the park if you have further questions

 Last updated on: Monday, June 28, 2021


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.