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Restroom Closure   

The restrooms at the Summit/Picnic Area are closed for the winter months. All trails are open for hiking.

 Posted on: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:49am
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 park ranger for a One-mile hike to Luther Rock amphibolite outcrop area. Come and explore some of the park’s most amazing views as you make your way along the mountain ridge.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

 Rediscover your park today and hike with a ranger to the mountain summit 4683 feet above sea level. At the summit, we will examine the NC Climate Office data collection tower. This tower has a great story to tell. See for yourself the science of weather, and climate on the top of Mt. Jefferson.

Date of Event:
Sun, 03/18/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Several types of geological formations will be seen on this mountain hike. Metamorphic formations and intrusive quartz are located on the trail. We will also peer into the connections that exist between the soil, rocks, and plants. Join us on this Appalachian Mountain hike. Wear appropriate shoes or boots.
 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Rediscover your park today and hike with a ranger to the mountain summit 4683 feet above sea level. At the summit, we will examine the NC Climate Office data collection tower. This tower has a great story to tell. See for yourself the science of weather, and climate on the top of Mt. Jefferson.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 03/25/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Meet the ranger for an introduction to some of the new programs being offered by NC State Parks. Pick-up your new free parks passport, check-out the 100-mile challenge, learn about the parks mission, new projects, properties, and Mt. Jefferson’s small gift shop at the office.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office
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