Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is now open. Please exercise caution during your visit as park staff work on clearing debris.Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Restrooms at picnic area are closed. There are (2) portable restrooms located at picnic area, and there is an accessible restroom located at the park office.
We are very sorry about the inconvenience.
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.