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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 us for some Year of the Fish Children’s Activities. There will be games and fun educational activities to help educate kids about the wonderful world of fish. All activity materials will be provided.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Meet at Picnic Area

Meet our Park Intern at the first overlook for a presentation about our slow moving friends, the Eastern Box Turtle. During the program we will explore the daily habitats of the Eastern Box Turtle as well as how to properly assist a turtle across the road.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
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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8am - sunset
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays