1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694
GPS: 36.393564, -81.468012
8am - sunset
Closed Christmas Day
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is closed until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state. All trails, parking areas, restrooms, and the park office are closed.Last updated on: Monday, March 30, 2020
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.