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1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

336-246-9653
mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.393564, -81.468012

 

8am - sunset
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays

mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
PARK CLOSED   

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

Scheduled events

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.

 

This event has been canceled.

Meet the park ranger for a pre-Earth Day science hike to the summit of Mt. Jefferson. Our hike will include a discussion about the impacts of climate change on Mt. Jefferson as we unpack the math and science of climate change. You won’t need a calculator but bring your curiosity and hiking shoes. This is a ½ mile steep uphill hike 4683 feet above sea level. 922

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/18/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

This event has been canceled.

Meet the park ranger for a pre-Earth Day hike to Luther Rock. This 1-mile+ hike offers amazing views and possible spring green vistas. We will discuss Earth Day and the basics of global sustainability as we uncover and discuss ways that we can help protect the earth from ourselves. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes. 922

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/19/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

This event has been canceled.

Burning to Conserve. Fire is one of our oldest and most important Land stewardship tools. Come up to the top of Mt. Jefferson and we will discuss fire management and fire gear that is used on wildfires today. We will also explore some traditional ways fire has been used by indigenous people and compare resent post-colonial fire management practices to the practices used hundreds of years ago. This wildfire program is for all ages. 922

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area