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Road Closure   

The park road will be closed to vehicular traffic on August 24, 25 and 26 due to the NCDH.
A shuttle service will be provided for spectators on August 25 and 26 to the race viewing areas.
Please park in the old Lowe's parking lot at the base of the mountain to catch the shuttle.

 Posted on: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Restrooms at Picnic Area are Closed    

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.   

 Posted on: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Events and Programs

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


2018 NCDH Downhill Skateboard Race
August 24, 25 and 26, 2018
Admission Free
Parking Free
Shuttle Service Available to Race Areas

Come Join Us for a Weekend of Fun!


Date of Event:
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 9:00am to Sun, 08/26/2018 - 5:00pm
Start Location:
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Bring your favorite Yoga Mat and meet the yoga guide for this free hour of exercise, fresh air, and amazing views from Mt. Jefferson. All ages are welcome for this weather dependent activity.

Date of Event:
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Meet at First Overlook

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd
West JeffersonNC 28694
Latitude: 36.393564
Longitude: -81.468012

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