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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.

 

Meet the High Country Audubon Society Birder at the office for a bird walk. We will be identifying and learning about some of the amazing birds that travel through these peaceful mountains. You are welcome bring your bird books and binoculars. Wear sturdy shoes for mountain hiking.    
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Park Office

Climate Tower Hike
Date of Event Saturday April 20, @ 2:00 pm
Start Location: Picnic Area
Meet the ranger for a ½ mile hike to the NC Climate tower. We will discuss some of the equipment that is being used to measure weather and see how climate changes Mt. Jefferson. 922
 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Meet the ranger for a refreshing one-mile nature hike. We will be looking at nature for signs that spring has started. We hope to see birds and perhaps some green leaves growing in the valleys. 922  
 
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Hike on the mountain and be inspired. During this hike we will take time to time ponder just a few brief words from famous naturalists such as Muir, Leopold, Thoreau and others. Bring your outdoor shoes and get ready to be inspired! This is a one-mile hike to Luther Rock. 922 
 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

As spring begins come up and relax on your mountain. We will provide free canvases and tempera paints. You provide the creativity. This a free outdoor painting program for all ages. All supplies are free while they last. 922 
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area
mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov

1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

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

 

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GPS: 36.393564, -81.468012

 

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