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The road is open to vehicle traffic up to the first overlook.
All trails are CLOSED until staff can clear all hazardous trees.

 Posted on: Friday, November 16, 2018
Overlook Closed   

Beginning October 22, 2018 until further notice, the Jefferson Ovelook (third overlook)  will be closed to vehicular and foot traffic due to the bulding of rock steps on Mountain Ridge Trail..

 Posted on: Friday, October 19, 2018

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. 


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