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1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.393564, -81.468012


8am - sunset
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays

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.


Today is a great day to go outdoors and walk on a mountain top. Meet the ranger for this Thanksgiving Day a hike. We will be mostly on Mount Jefferson’s ridgeline. This is a one-mile hike focusing on local history, stories, and vistas. 

Date of Event:
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Are you interested in Climate Change & Green House Gasses? Join us for a hike to the Climate tower. We will discuss the science of long wave radiation, albedo, feedback, and Greenhouse gasses. Our hike will end at the summit where we examine one of the state's climate towers and look at a few of the data sensors.

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area