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Road is open to first overlook    

The park road is open to vehicles up to the 1st overlook. Due to slick ice on road surfaces the road is closed to vehicles beyond the first overlook.  The park is open to hikers and parking is available. Please use extreme caution regarding high winds that may cause branches to fall without warning.    
 

 Last updated on: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Restroom Closure   

11/29/2018 - The restrooms at the Summit Picnic Area are closed for the winter season.  The ADA restroom at the park office remains open.

 Last updated on: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Education

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. 

Contact:

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd
West JeffersonNC 28694
Phone336-246-9653
mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.393564
Longitude: -81.468012

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