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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.

 

Join the park ranger for this unique afternoon solar eclipse program. We will enjoy the mountain’s breathtaking visits as we learn a few fun facts about the sun and the eclipse on this special day. Note: Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area is not in the path of totality for this eclipse.     
 

Date of Event:
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
1st Overlook (Sunset Overlook)

Meet a ranger for a late summer hike up-on the mountain. Let's explore forest habitats and view the natural wonders of Mt. Jefferson. We will be walking for approximately one mile. Bring sturdy shoes. 922
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/02/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

The views of Mt. Jefferson are legendary and always changing with the seasons. Come up for an hour of creativity, and try your hand at painting. A free canvas to take home will be provided for each participant. Tempera paint and brushes will also be provided as long as supplies last. No experience necessary. This program is for all ages. 922
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/03/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Join us for a one-mile hike across a grand mountain ridge and discover the mysterious geologic story buried deep within the mountain’s interwoven chemistry. Come up and experience your Appalachian wonderland. 922 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Come up on the mountain and celabrate Grandparrents day. Use your imagination and make your very own tee-shirt design. We will provide the shirts & fabric medium. The mountain will provide the leaves. You just need to supply the imagination. This program is for all ages. 922

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/10/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area
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

Park Hours:

8am - sunset
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays